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The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabE) Mission Concept

Show simple item record Mennesson, Bertrand Gaudi, Scott Seager, Sara Kiessling, Alina Warfield, Keith 2022-01-12T22:44:33Z 2022-01-12T22:44:33Z 2020-12-14
dc.identifier.citation SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2020, San Diego, California, December 14-18, 2020
dc.identifier.clearanceno CL#20-6288
dc.description.abstract The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx), was one of four candidate flagship missions studied in detail by NASA, which were submitted for consideration to the 2020 Decadal Survey in Astronomy and Astrophysics for possible launch in the 2030s. For the first time in human history, technologies have matured sufficiently to enable an affordable spacebased telescope mission capable of discovering and characterizing Earthlike planets orbiting nearby bright sunlike stars to search for signs of habitability and biosignatures. Such a mission can also be equipped with instrumentation that will enable broad and exciting general astrophysics and planetary science not possible from current or planned facilities. HabEx was designed to be the Great Observatory of the 2030s and beyond, with unique imaging and multi-object spectroscopic capabilities at wavelengths ranging from ultraviolet (UV) to near-IR.
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2020
dc.title The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabE) Mission Concept
dc.type Preprint

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