NASA Pulling Plug On Spitzer Telescope

Credit: NASA
CAPE CANAVERAL—NASA plans to decommission the Spitzer Space Telescope in January 2020 after attempts to find a university or research agency to take over operations of the bellwether infrared observatory failed. “With all the excitement that we have for Spitzer, we are stopping operation in January...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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