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The SIM PlanetQuest science program

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dc.contributor.author Edberg, Stephen J.
dc.contributor.author Traub, Wesley A.
dc.contributor.author Unwin, Stephen C.
dc.contributor.author Marr, James C. IV
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-29T14:47:23Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-29T14:47:23Z
dc.date.issued 2006-10-02
dc.identifier.citation 57th International Astronautical Congress, Valencia, Spain, October 1-6, 2006. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-2967
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40278
dc.description.abstract SIM PlanetQuest (hereafter, just SIM) is a NASA mission to measure the angular positions of stars with unprecedented accuracy. We outline the main astrophysical science programs planned for SIM, and related opportunities for community participation. We focus especially on SIM’s ability to detect exoplanets as small as the Earth around nearby stars. The planned synergy between SIM and other planet-finding missions including Kepler and GAIA, and planetcharacterizing missions including the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Terrestrial Planet Finder – Coronagraph (TPF-C), and Terrestrial Planet Finder – Interferometer (TPF-I), is a key element in NASA’s Navigator Program to find Earth-like planets, determine their habitability, and search for signs of life in the universe. SIM's technology development is now complete and the project is proceeding towards a launch early next decade. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 731862 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006. en
dc.subject exoplanets en
dc.subject astrophysics en
dc.subject space interferometry mission (SIM) en
dc.subject spacecrafts en
dc.title The SIM PlanetQuest science program en
dc.type Preprint en


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