Budget Reality Dooms GEMS

GEMS Team Appeals NASA Cancellation Decision, Space News

"The GEMS team appealed the cancellation of their mission June 5 at NASA headquarters and was expecting a decision as soon as June 6, GEMS principal investigator Jean Swank said. NASA decided last month to pull the plug on GEMS after independent cost estimates showed that the project was likely to bust a revised $135 million cost cap the agency imposed on spacecraft development in January."

Marc's note: A media teleconference is scheduled at noon EDT today by NASA to brief the media on their decision to cancel the agency's Gravity and Extreme Magnetism Small Explorer project. The panelist for the briefing is Paul Hertz, NASA's Astrophysic's Division Director.

  • submit to reddit


Join our mailing list

Commercialization: Monthly Archives

Monthly Archives

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Marc Boucher published on June 7, 2012 10:40 AM.

Space Politics - Too Much Already? was the previous entry in this blog.

Funeral Mass for John Cox, Granite Flight is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.