NASA is financing the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
News! Recent and important NASA decision! According to NASA, it will provide various capabilities for the Roman Space Telescope's Scientific Support Center of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California. In addition to NASA, this project also involves NASA's Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), many other internationals, and many other contractors.
NASA claims that this telescope has a very important role and that it can discover the existence of matter or energy in the Universe, exoplanets, and infrared astrophysics, among others. NASA claimed that so far it has paid approx. $ 49 million to this project. It will take place during 1 otc. 2021 (already started) until September 30. 2027.
The Caltech team will also be very involved in this project, which will support this ambitious project with engineering, scientific, and many other systems. Caltech is part of NASA. The full name of the telescope is Nancy Grace Roman, meaning the name of the one who calculated and made the concept of calculations for one of the largest telescopes in the world, Hubble. The telescope will be launched before May 2027, and NASA is working hard on it.
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