Author Topic: What NASA probes or planned missions do not have launch contracts yet?  (Read 477 times)

Offline whitelancer64

As the title, what NASA probes or future missions still need a rocket to launch them?
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Offline deruch

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https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/heo_fy_2019_nac_briefing_-_03.23.2018.pdf

From the above presentation to the NASA Advisory Council- Human Exploration & Operations presentation:

Acquisitions in Work:
- GOES-T (Launch Service Task Order is already in work, so presumably the LV has been chosen but contract isn't yet finalized or announced)

Acquisitions not currently in Work:
- Restore-L 
- IXPE
- Lucy
- Psyche 
- Europa Clipper (Congress mandated to use SLS, so not likely to ever see an acquisition)
« Last Edit: 04/01/2018 06:44 AM by deruch »
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