2 August 2014 A new paradigm for space astrophysics mission design
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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.
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Jonathan Arenberg, Jonathan Arenberg, Charles Atkinson, Charles Atkinson, Jim Breckinridge, Jim Breckinridge, Alberto Conti, Alberto Conti, Lee Feinberg, Lee Feinberg, Charles Lillie, Charles Lillie, Howard MacEwen, Howard MacEwen, Ronald Polidan, Ronald Polidan, Marc Postman, Marc Postman, Gary Matthews, Gary Matthews, Eric Smith, Eric Smith, } "A new paradigm for space astrophysics mission design", Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 914315 (2 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055509; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055509
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