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Conflict Delays NASA’s Mars Scout Launch to 2013 Space.com

Launch of the next Mars Scout mission will be delayed by two years to 2013 due to an undisclosed conflict of interest with one of two finalists, Doug McCuistion, NASA’s Mars Exploration program director, said in a Dec. 21 teleconference with reporters.
Upon discovering the conflict, the evaluation panel was disbanded, and an entirely new panel has been formed, McCuistion said. New proposals for the next Mars Scout mission will be due in August, and the selection will occur in December 2008, he said