The far-infrared surveyor mission study: Paper I, the genesis

M. Meixner, A. Cooray, R. Carter, M. Dipirro, A. Flores, D. Leisawitz, L. Armus, C. Battersby, E. Bergin, C. M. Bradford, K. Ennico, G. J. Melnick, S. Milam, D. Narayanan, K. Pontoppidan, A. Pope, T. Roellig, K. Sandstrom, K. Y.L. Su, J. VieiraE. Wright, J. Zmuidzinas, S. Alato, S. Carey, M. Gerin, F. Helmich, K. Menten, D. Scott, I. Sakon, R. Vavrek

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Abstract

This paper describes the beginning of the Far-Infrared Surveyor mission study for NASA's Astrophysics Decadal 2020. We describe the scope of the study, and the open process approach of the Science and Technology Definition Team. We are currently developing the science cases and provide some preliminary highlights here. We note key areas for technological innovation and improvements necessary to make a Far-Infrared Surveyor mission a reality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016
Subtitle of host publicationOptical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
EditorsHoward A. MacEwen, Makenzie Lystrup, Giovanni G. Fazio
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601871
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jul 1 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9904
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period6/26/167/1/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Meixner, M., Cooray, A., Carter, R., Dipirro, M., Flores, A., Leisawitz, D., Armus, L., Battersby, C., Bergin, E., Bradford, C. M., Ennico, K., Melnick, G. J., Milam, S., Narayanan, D., Pontoppidan, K., Pope, A., Roellig, T., Sandstrom, K., Su, K. Y. L., ... Vavrek, R. (2016). The far-infrared surveyor mission study: Paper I, the genesis. In H. A. MacEwen, M. Lystrup, & G. G. Fazio (Eds.), Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave [99040K] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9904). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2240456