24 July 2018 Overview of the Origins Space telescope: science drivers to observatory requirements
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The Origins Space Telescope (OST) mission concept study is the subject of one of the four science and technology definition studies supported by NASA Headquarters to prepare for the 2020 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey. OST will survey the most distant galaxies to discern the rise of metals and dust and to unveil the co-evolution of galaxy and blackhole formation, study the Milky Way to follow the path of water from the interstellar medium to habitable worlds in planetary systems, and measure biosignatures from exoplanets. This paper describes the science drivers and how they drove key requirements for OST Mission Concept 2, which will operate between ~5 and ~600 microns with a JWST sized telescope. Mission Concept 2 for the OST study optimizes the engineering for the key science cases into a powerful and more economical observatory compared to Mission Concept 1.
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Margaret Meixner, Margaret Meixner, Lee Armus, Lee Armus, Cara Battersby, Cara Battersby, James Bauer, James Bauer, Edwin Bergin, Edwin Bergin, Asantha Cooray, Asantha Cooray, Jonathan J. Fortney, Jonathan J. Fortney, Tiffany Kataria, Tiffany Kataria, David T. Leisawitz, David T. Leisawitz, Stefanie N. Milam, Stefanie N. Milam, Klaus Pontoppidan, Klaus Pontoppidan, Alexandra Pope, Alexandra Pope, Karin Sandstrom, Karin Sandstrom, Johannes G. Staguhn, Johannes G. Staguhn, Kevin B. Stevenson, Kevin B. Stevenson, Kate Y. Su, Kate Y. Su, Charles Matt Bradford, Charles Matt Bradford, Dominic Benford, Dominic Benford, Denis Burgarella, Denis Burgarella, Sean Carey, Sean Carey, Ruth C. Carter, Ruth C. Carter, Elvire De Beck, Elvire De Beck, Michael J. Dipirro, Michael J. Dipirro, Kimberly Ennico-Smith, Kimberly Ennico-Smith, Maryvonne Gerin, Maryvonne Gerin, Frank P. Helmich, Frank P. Helmich, Lisa Kaltenegger, Lisa Kaltenegger, Eric. E. Mamajek, Eric. E. Mamajek, Gary Melnick, Gary Melnick, Samuel Harvey Moseley, Samuel Harvey Moseley, Desika Narayanan, Desika Narayanan, Susan G. Neff, Susan G. Neff, Deborah Padgett, Deborah Padgett, Thomas L. Roellig, Thomas L. Roellig, Itsuki Sakon, Itsuki Sakon, Douglas Scott, Douglas Scott, Kartik Sheth, Kartik Sheth, Joaquin Vieira, Joaquin Vieira, Martina Wiedner, Martina Wiedner, Edward Wright, Edward Wright, Jonas Zmuidzinas, Jonas Zmuidzinas, "Overview of the Origins Space telescope: science drivers to observatory requirements", Proc. SPIE 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 106980N (24 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312255; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312255


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