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SpaceX awarded launch services contract for Roman Space Telescope
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NASA has awarded a launch services contract to SpaceX for the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope mission.
The contract is an indefinite-delivery and indefinite-quantity contract.
The agency said the total cost to launch the telescope is around $255 million.
The telescope, formerly known as the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope and renamed for NASA's first chief astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, will study dark energy, measure the history of cosmic acceleration, search for worlds beyond our solar system and demonstrate technology for direct imaging and characterization of exoplanets.
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