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by Kelle on May 7, 2010

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1 Jane Rigby May 7, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Senior Review: So Planck gets a longer mission. GALEX, RXTE, and INTEGRAL get their funding cut. Warm WISE gets rejected harshly (no extended source catalog — sad.) Chandra certainly came out well, with only a recommendation to end the GTO program, and automate more.

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2 Marshall May 7, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Warm Spitzer certainly did very well, though!

No surprises that Chandra was approved – it really is the only game in town for high angular resolution X-ray, and as the committee rightly said won’t be replaced for decades.

Note that GALEX actually gets two more years before the funding ends. And INTEGRAL is 95% European, so I strongly suspect that the committee expects the mission to keep going as a pure-European affair.

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3 Mr Squid May 8, 2010 at 11:54 am

Warm Spitzer said the magic word: exoplanets. They successfully sold themselves as a major exoplanet observatory.

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