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Astronomers criticize proposed space telescope budget cuts [updated]


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Astronomers criticize proposed space telescope budget cuts

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Astronomers are pushing back against plans by NASA to cut the budgets of two venerable space telescopes, arguing that the cuts to one of them could jeopardize the future of X-ray astronomy in the United States.

NASA’s fiscal year 2025 budget proposal, released March 11, proposed reducing the operating budgets of two of its remaining original “Great Observatories” space telescopes. The proposal offered a modest reduction in the Hubble Space Telescope, from $98.3 million in the final fiscal year 2024 spending bill to $88.9 million.

The cuts to the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, though, are more significant. That mission, which received $68.3 million in 2023, would see its budget cut by 40% to $41.1 million in the request. The budget proposal also projected further reductions after 2026, falling to just $5.2 million by fiscal year 2029.

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The USA would have done better by sending space telescopes to the Ukrain instead of billions.

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47 minutes ago, Ell said:

The USA would have done better by sending space telescopes to the Ukrain instead of billions.

Let's not make this an off topic discussion about Ukraine, there is an entire sub-forum for that.

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Congressional letter asks NASA to rescind Chandra cuts

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Nine members of Congress have asked NASA to reconsider significant changes to operations of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory linked to proposed cuts in the space telescope’s budget.

In the June 6 letter to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, the nine members, all Democrats and most from Massachusetts, where Chandra’s operations center is located, expressed their opposition to NASA’s plans in its fiscal year 2025 budget proposal to slash funding for the 25-year-old telescope, a move that scientists said could effectively cancel the mission.

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