spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


NASA reverses decision on Arecibo radar
Updated: Fri, Dec 21, 2001, 8:48 AM ET (1348 GMT)
Originally Posted: Thu, Dec 20, 2001, 10:20 AM ET (1520 GMT)
Arecibo radio observatory (NAIC) One day after NASA announced it would end planetary radar work at the Arecibo radio observatory, the agency partially reversed itself, restoring most of the funding for the program in 2002. NASA said Wednesday it would end the program, used to study the shapes of asteroids as well as studies of other solar system bodies, effective January 1. On Thursday, though, NASA officials said they would instead trim the budget from $550,000 to $400,000, and subject it to peer review in future years, according to SPACE.com. The decision to completely stop planetary radar work was strongly objected by scientists and organizations like the Planetary Society. NASA officials also said they will try to persuade the National Space Foundation, which contributes the majority of Arecibo's $11 million budget, to support the planetary radar work. NASA had said that it had to take $3.5 million from other programs, including the Arecibo radar, to pay for near-Earth object (NEO) searches, as part of a Congressional mandate to discover all NEOs one kilometer and larger in diameter by 2008.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Union accepts contract to end ULA strike
Posted: Sun, May 20 1:41 PM ET (1741 GMT)

Contamination found in SLS core stage tubing
Posted: Sun, May 20 1:40 PM ET (1740 GMT)

Appropriators pass NASA spending bill that funds WFIRST
Posted: Sun, May 20 1:39 PM ET (1739 GMT)

news links
Sunday, May 27
Guess who’s unhappy about Elon Musk’s SpaceX
The Hill — 9:33 am ET (1333 GMT)
Jeff Bezos: ‘We Must Go Back to the Moon, and This Time to Stay’
Wall Street Journal — 9:29 am ET (1329 GMT)
NASA is basically trying to get hacked
The Outline — 9:26 am ET (1326 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list