CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has killed a new X-ray telescope mission, dual years before a designed launch.
The space agency on Thursday announced a termination of a GEMS project. The Gravity and Extreme Magnetism Small Explorer goal was ostensible to blast off in 2014 to investigate black holes and proton stars. But outmost reviews found a plan would approaching come in over budget.
NASA says GEMS was comparison underneath a despotic cost cap, distinct a price-busting James Webb Space Telescope to be launched in 2018.
GEMS was ostensible to reason during $119 million, not counting a rocket. NASA’s astrophysics director, Paul Hertz, says a record indispensable for a instrument took longer to rise than expected, and that gathering adult a price.R Soft Web Hosting