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This budget proposal, while an improvement compared to previous years, would cut nearly half a billion dollars from NASA. This is the wrong way to kick off an otherwise promising era of discovery and exploration in the next decade.
Defending the planet from the hazard of potential asteroid impacts requires investments from the whole world. In Europe, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Union both support work to understand and mitigate the threats from near-Earth objects.
CubeSats have made low-cost space missions a reality for universities and research groups. However, these tiny satellites lack propulsion. LightSail will demonstrate the viability of solar sailing for CubeSats.