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ESA Commits to Hubble's Successor

Science  26 Jun 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5372, pp. 2042
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5372.2042

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The prospect that the United States and Europe will collaborate on building the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST)--the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope--moved a step closer last week. During a meeting in Liege, Belgium, European and American astronomers and space scientists honed their plans for the $900 million instrument, and the European Space Agency announced that it has earmarked about $200 million from its science budget to collaborate on the NGST.