9 August 2016 Ensuring the enduring viability of the space science enterprise: new questions, new thinking, new paradigms
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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 unsustainable. To achieve our nation’s science ambitions requires not a paradigm shift but a completely 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, Charles Atkinson, Alberto Conti, "Ensuring the enduring viability of the space science enterprise: new questions, new thinking, new paradigms", Proc. SPIE 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 99041F (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234492; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2234492
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