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NASA has allocated about $7 million for 11 projects of research missions

Moscow, 30 sen - News. the American space agency of NASA has allocated 6,85 million dollars for 11 projects scientifically - research missions among which telescopes 4 research ekzoplanet, and also x-ray and solar observatories on MKS, it is SPK in an agency MSG.

All projects have passed the first tour of selections under program Explorer through which all have taken place more than 90 scientific missions, including, in particular, a space observatory 4 studying " an echo " a Big Bang ˝OBE (˝osmi˝ Ba˝kground Explorer), brought to George Smutu and John Mazeru the Nobel Prize on the physicist.

Five of the selected projects will RCV on 1 million dollars for 11 MTH of study of the concept of missions, " a ceiling " expenses 4 which it is established at level of 200 million dollars (without carrier rocket cost). One more command developing new technology, will RCV 600 thousand dollars, and other five projects - on 250 thousand on study of missions in cost B4 55 million dollars.

After that, in February, 2013, NASA will choose one or two missions from the first group and, at least, one - from the second. The first of missions - winners can already start by 2016.

Among " expensive " projects, in particular, a probe 4 research of an ionosphere of Earth I˝ON (Ionospheri˝ ˝onne˝tion Explorer) which develops university of the State of California in Berkeley, and a probe - " the diver " ASTRE (Atmosphere - Spa˝e Transition Region Explorer), which CTR of space flights of a name of Goddarda suggests to use 4 border studying between terrestrial atmosphere and a space. Besides, probes - " will be engaged in research of circumterraneous space also; twins " OHMI˝ (Observatory for Heteros˝ale Magnetosphere - Ionosphere ˝oupling) 4 studying of space weather.

Space telescope FINESSE (Fast INfrared Exoplanet Spe˝tros˝opy Survey Explorer), created by Laboratory of jet movement (JPL) NASA, is called " to consider " nearby 200 ekzoplanet and to study structure of their atmosphere and processes in it. Other telescope, TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will search ekzoplanety terrestrial type at the stars nearest to us.

the Second group of missions is made by tools which it is planned to place on various space vehicles. So, (Neutron star Interior ˝omposition ExploreR) 4 studying of neutron stars and the solar telescope ˝PI (˝oronal Physi˝s Investigator) is planned to establish x-ray telescope NI˝ER at the International space station. Tool GOLD (Global - s˝ale Observations of the Limb and Disk) will send to study an upper atmosphere of the Earth on one of commercial telecommunication companions in a geostationary orbit.

Meter telescope GUSSTO (Gal/ Xgal U/ LDB Spe˝tros˝opi˝/ Stratospheri˝ THz Observatory) is planned to start on a stratosphere balloon - a high-rise balloon, whence it will study galaxies the Milky Way and Big Magellanovo the Cloud. Spectrometer IMSA (Ion Mass Spe˝trum Analyzer) is created within the limits of partnership W Japan 4 mission S˝OPE (˝ross - S˝ale ˝oupling in the Plasma universE) from five space vehicles.

Technological project EX˝EDE (Exoplanetary ˝ir˝umstellar Environments and Disk Explorer) university of the State of Arizona assumes perfection of technologies of direct supervision of systems ekzoplanet.