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Canadian contributions studies for the WFIRST instruments
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Paper Abstract

WFIRST-AFTA is the NASA’s highest ranked astrophysics mission for the next decade that was identified in the New World, New Horizon survey. The mission scientific drivers correspond to some of the deep questions identified in the Canadian LRP2010, and are also of great interest for the Canadian scientists. Given that there is also a great interest in having an international collaboration in this mission, the Canadian Space Agency awarded two contracts to study a Canadian participation in the mission, one related to each instrument. This paper presents a summary of the technical contributions that were considered for a Canadian contribution to the coronagraph and wide field instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2016
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 990413 (29 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232641
Show Author Affiliations
J.-F. Lavigne, ABB Inc. (Canada)
N. Rowlands, Honeywell Aerospace (Canada)
F. J. Grandmont, ABB Inc. (Canada)
D. Lafrenière, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
C. Marois, NRC-Herzberg Astronomy (Canada)
O. Daigle, Nüvü Camēras (Canada)
S. Thibault, Univ. Laval (Canada)
D. Schade, NRC-Herzberg Astronomy (Canada)
É. Artigau, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
D. Brousseau, Univ. Laval (Canada)
J. Maire, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
G. Cretot-Richert, Nüvü Camēras (Canada)
M.-È. Ducharme, Nüvü Camēras (Canada)
L. E. Levesque, ABB Inc. (Canada)
D. Laurin, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)
J. Dupuis, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9904:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Howard A. MacEwen; Giovanni G. Fazio; Makenzie Lystrup; Natalie Batalha; Nicholas Siegler; Edward C. Tong, Editor(s)

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