NEO Surveillance Mission
NASA has moved a space telescope designed to look for near Earth asteroids into the next phase of development, a move that, when combined with the agency’s budget proposal, gives advocates of the mission renewed optimism.
NASA has delayed moving a proposed mission to search for near Earth objects into its next phase of development because of uncertainty about the budget that will be available for it.
NASA’s small but high-profile planetary defense program has overcome disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic to continue searching for potentially hazardous near Earth objects.
A revamped NASA mission to search for near Earth objects from space has secured funding to start development as the agency works out details about how it will be managed.
After years of study and failed proposals, NASA has decided to proceed with development of a space-based telescope to search for near-Earth asteroids.