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16-Jan-02 | FAME program cancelled

According to the SSC Space Diary, 10-Jan-02, “NASA has cancelled the development of the Full-sky Astrometric Mapping Explorer (FAME) which was to have been launched in 2004 [aboard a Delta 7425] to measure stellar positions of more than 40 million stars. The agency does not have the confidence that the craft will meet its planned accuracy of less than 50 microarcseconds. FAME was selected as a MIDEX mission in 1999.” (Thanks to Gunter Krebs for the info.)

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