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September 29, 2016
NASA's extends IRIS Space Observatory for deeper look at the Sun
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Sep 22, 2016
Delivering the most detailed images of the sun's lower atmosphere ever recorded from space, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS), built and operated by Lockheed Martin for NASA, has received more time to deliver groundbreaking space science. A recent $19.4 million contract extends Lockheed Martin's support for the orbiting observatory through September 2018, with a further extension possible through September 2019. "IRIS has taken more than 24 million images or spectral measurements of ... read more

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