29 July 2016 The Space High Angular Resolution Probe for the Infrared (SHARP-IR)
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The Space High Angular Resolution Probe for the Infrared (SHARP-IR) is a new mission currently under study. As part of the preparation for the Decadal Survey, NASA is currently undertaking studies of four major missions, but interest has also been shown in determining if there are feasible sub-$1B missions that could provide significant scientific return. SHARP-IR is being designed as one such potential probe. In this talk, we will discuss some of the potential scientific questions that could be addressed with the mission, the current design, and the path forward to concept maturation.
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S. A. Rinehart, M. J. Rizzo, D. T. Leisawitz, J. G. Staguhn, M. DiPirro, J. E. Mentzell, R. Juanola-Parramon, A. Dhabal, L. G. Mundy, S. H. Moseley, J. C. Mather, D. L. Padgett, K. Stapelfeldt, A. Roberge, M. Cordiner, S. Milam, T. Veach, D. Fixsen, "The Space High Angular Resolution Probe for the Infrared (SHARP-IR)", Proc. SPIE 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 99042L (29 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231790; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231790
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