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NASA Seeks Members For the WFIRST Solar System Working Group

Status Report From: NASA Science Mission Directorate
Posted: Monday, December 12, 2016

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NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) is NASA's next flagship mission after JWST. WFIRST is on track for a 2025 launch and a 6 year primary mission. This mission has two primary instruments: the Wide Field Instrument (WFI) with a 0.25 square degree FOV and the Coronagraph Instrument (CGI), which is designed to take images and spectra of super-Earths. Between the two instruments, WFIRST will be capable of imaging and grism spectroscopy over the wavelength range 0.7-2 microns as well as R~100 spectroscopy with an IFU. More details can be found here: https://wfirst.gsfc.nasa.gov/ 

We are soliciting participants for the WFIRST Solar System Working Group to help develop science cases and provide input to the project team on instrumentation and observatory constraints. If you are interested please contact either of the co-leads, James (Gerbs) Bauer (JPL - james.m.bauer@jpl.nasa.gov ) or Stefanie Milam (NASA/GSFC - Stefanie.n.milam@nasa.gov ) by December 30, 2016.

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