ESA scaling back design of X-ray astronomy mission - SpaceNews

ESA scaling back design of X-ray astronomy mission – SpaceNews

WASHINGTON — Faced within increasing costs, the European Space Agency is looking for ways to revise the design of a large X-ray space telescope, an effort that could have implications for NASA’s own astrophysics programs. ESA selected the Athena mission in 2014 as one of two flagship astrophysics missions, along with the Laser Interferometer Space …

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