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Revised Space Science Program Brightens ESA's Horizon

Science  05 Sep 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5331, pp. 1427
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5331.1427

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Facing a budget freeze, ESA's science directorate has come up with a revised version of its 10-year science strategy, which reduces the cost of some missions so that the entire launch schedule can go forward. It even leaves room for some welcome additions, including a European role in the Next Generation Space Telescope, the successor to Hubble, and a series of NASA-style "smaller, faster, cheaper" missions.