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NASA's Astronomy and Physics Technology Research Program
Author(s): Hashima Hasan
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Paper Abstract

NASA has an active research program for technology development to address the needs of Astronomy and Physics mission needs. This paper outlines the strategic scientific and technical goals for the Astronomical Search for Origins and Extrasolar Planets and the Structure and Evolution of the Universe science themes. Technology development opportunities are discussed and examples given of some research programs. Research areas currently being funded include detectors, lightweight mirrors, holographic gratings, filters, and instruments for sounding rocket flights. The Explorer program, which offers opportunities for building and flying focused science missions is also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.568233
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Hashima Hasan, NASA Headquarters (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5487:
Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes
John C. Mather, Editor(s)

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