Hawaii News Digest, 09 September 2017, 1820 hrs, UTC. Post #15565.
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NASA says it will continue is productive relationship with the W.M. Keck Observatory atop Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island. The new five-year agreement takes effect on 01 March 2018 and will enable the Keck facility to support “next-generation” space-based missions, including the advanced James Webb Space Telescope set to launch in 2018.
Paul Hertz, NASA’s astrophysics division director, says the Keck facility has important work ahead:
“NASA’s continuing partnership with Keck will ensure that astronomers and planetary scientists can carry out important ground-based observations necessary for the success of NASA missions and their scientific objectives.”
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