NASA will aim for a March 14 air-launch of its Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, spacecraft on a mission begun in 2003 to identify high-energy X-ray sources—including distant black holes—with unprecedented sensitivity. The agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced Jan. 25 that the spacecraft was in transit from Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., to Vandenberg AFB, Calif., to be mated with its launch vehicle. The X-ray observatory will be launched on an Orbital ...


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