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ACES Icon ACES
Atomic clock in Ensemble in Space (ACES) is an ESA ultra-stable clock experiment, a time and frequency mission to be flown on the Columbus module of the ISS (International Space Station), in support of fundamental physics tests.

Airships Icon Airships

NASA is considering a stratospheric airship challenge to incentivize the demonstration of a long duration scientific platform for both Earth and space sciences.


CLASH Icon CLASH
Cluster Lensing And Supernova Survey with Hubble (CLASH) - An Innovative Survey to Place New Constraints on the Fundamental Components of the Cosmos using the Hubble Space Telescope

Euclid Icon Euclid
Euclid is a mission designed to study "dark energy", the hypothesized cause of the Universe's accelerated expansion.

Herschel Icon Herschel
The Herschel Space Observatory is a space-based telescope that studies the Universe in the light of the far-infrared and submillimeter portions of the spectrum.

JWST - James Webb Space Telescope Icon JWST - James Webb Space Telescope
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a large, infrared-optimized space telescope, scheduled for launch in 2018.

Kepler Icon Kepler
The Kepler Mission, NASA's mission to find how many potentially habitable exoplanets exist, launched in 2009 and is now finding thousands of exoplanet candidates.

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) – Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) Icon Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) – Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC)
The LSST is a ground-based telescope in Chile that has been designed to study Dark Matter and Dark Energy. The LSST is due to begin observing in 2020.

MicroSCOPE Icon MicroSCOPE
MicroSCOPE (Micro-Satellite à traînée Compensée pour l'Observation du Principe d'Equivalence) is an approved CNES/ESA gravity-research minisatellite mission, The objective is to conduct a fundamental physics experiment, namely to test the ...

NuSTAR Icon NuSTAR
NuSTAR, launched in June 2012, is a pathfinder mission that has opened the high energy X-ray sky to sensitive study for the first time.

NEOcam Icon NEOcam
The Near-Earth Object Camera (NEOCam) is a new mission proposal designed to discover and characterize most of the potentially hazardous asteroids that are near the Earth.

NEOWISE Icon NEOWISE
The NEOWISE project is the asteroid-hunting portion of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. NEOWISE harvests measurements of asteroids and comets from the WISE images and provides a rich archive for searching WISE data for solar...

OMEGA Explorer Icon OMEGA Explorer
Using strong lensing to study the nature of Dark Matter

Planck Icon Planck
Planck is the first European mission to study the birth of the Universe. Planck was launched on May 14, 2009.

SOFIA Icon SOFIA
SOFIA is the largest airborne observatory in the world; SOFIA's instruments — cameras, spectrometers, and photometers — operate in the near-, mid- and far-infrared wavelengths.

Spitzer Icon Spitzer
The Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly SIRTF, the Space Infrared Telescope Facility) was launched into space by a Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida on 25 August 2003.

STO and STO-2 Icon STO and STO-2
STO-Stratospheric Balloon Observatory is a Long Duration Balloon (LDB) experiment to study cooling lines of the interstellar medium. STO-2 is a similar, more capable, balloon launching from McMurdo in December, 2015.

WISE Icon WISE
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is a four-channel, super-cooled infrared telescope designed to survey the entire sky with 1,000 times more sensitivity than previous infrared missions.

Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) Icon Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)
The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) is a NASA observatory designed to perform wide-field imaging and surveys of the near infrared (NIR) sky.


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