NASA (civilian space program agency) has selected spaceflight company, Space Exploration Technologies Corp to launch its SPHEREx Mission. Through this mission, National Aeronautics and Space Administration aims to perform an all-sky survey to measure the near-infrared spectra of approximately 450 million galaxies across the universe and 100 million stars inside our Milky Way galaxy.

SPHEREx Mission

  • SPHEREx or the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization, and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) spacecraft.
  • The small astrophysics spacecraft, SPHEREx, weighs 329-lb. (178 kg).
  • SPHEREx Mission will be launched to space aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, in June 2024, from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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