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A new paradigm for space astrophysics mission design
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Paper Abstract

Pursuing ground breaking science in a highly cost-constrained environment presents new challenges to the development of future space astrophysics missions. Within the conventional cost models for large observatories, executing a flagship “mission after next” appears to be unstainable. To achieve our nation’s science ambitions requires a new paradigm of system design, development and manufacture. This paper explores the nature of the current paradigm and proposes a series of steps to guide the entire community to a sustainable future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 914315 (2 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055509
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Jonathan Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Charles Atkinson, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Jim Breckinridge, Breckinridge Associates, LLC (United States)
Alberto Conti, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Lee Feinberg, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Charles Lillie, Lillie Consulting, LLC (United States)
Howard MacEwen, Reviresco LLC (United States)
Ronald Polidan, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Marc Postman, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Gary Matthews, Exelis Inc. (United States)
Eric Smith, NASA Headquarters (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9143:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Mark Clampin; Giovanni G. Fazio; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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