New Millennium Program

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New Millennium Program (NMP) was a NASA project with focus on engineering validation of new technologies for space applications. Funding for the program was eliminated from the FY2009 budget by the 110th United States Congress, effectively leading to its cancellation.[1]

The spacecraft in the New Millennium Program were originally named "Deep Space" (for missions demonstrating technology for planetary missions) and "Earth Observing" (for missions demonstrating technology for Earth orbiting missions). With a refocussing of the program in 2000, the Deep Space series was renamed "Space Technology".

NMP missions

Earth Observing-1 captured this view of a volcano

Missions flown

Cancelled missions


  1. ^ David Shiga (5 February 2008). "NASA calls for ambitious outer solar system mission". New Scientist. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
  2. ^ "NASA's Earth Observing Technology Satellite Proves a Success" (Press release). Goddard Space Flight Center. 24 June 2002. Archived from the original on 14 April 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Physics of the Cosmos (PCOS)". Retrieved 5 January 2018.
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  5. ^ H. Abakians, et al., "NASA's New Millennium ST-8 Project" abstract
  6. ^ "Orbital Selected To Build And Launch NASA's New Millennium Space Technology 8 Satellite". Space Race News. The Space Fellowship. 4 December 2005. Retrieved 16 April 2009.

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