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Wide Field Infra-Red Survey Telescope (WFIRST) 2.4-meter mission study

Show simple item record Content, D. Aaron, K. Alplanalp, L. Anderson, K. Capps, R. Chang, Z. Dooley, J. Egerman, R. Goullioud, R. Klein, D. Kruk, J. Kuan, G. Melton, M. Ruffa, J. Underhill, M. Buren, D. Van 2014-02-26T21:08:20Z 2014-02-26T21:08:20Z 2013-08-25
dc.identifier.citation SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego, California, August 25-29, 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno CL#13-3714
dc.description.abstract The most recent study of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission is based on reuse of an existing 2.4m telescope. This study was commissioned by NASA to examine the potential science return and cost effectiveness of WFIRST by using this significantly larger aperture telescope. We review the science program envisioned by the WFIRST 2012-2013 Science Definition Team (SDT), an overview of the mission concept, and the telescope design and status. Comparisons against the previous 1.3m and reduced cost 1.1m WFIRST design concepts are discussed. A significant departure from past point designs is the option for serviceability and the geostationary orbit location which enables servicing and replacement instrument insertion later during mission life. Other papers at this conference provide more in depth discussion of the wide field instrument and the optional exoplanet imaging coronagraph instrument. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2013 en_US
dc.subject Design Reference Mission (DRM) en_US
dc.subject exoplanet imaging coronagraph en_US
dc.title Wide Field Infra-Red Survey Telescope (WFIRST) 2.4-meter mission study en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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