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A new paradigm for space astrophysics mission design

Arenberg, Jonathan and Atkinson, Charles and Breckinridge, Jim and Conti, Alberto and Feinberg, Lee and Lillie, Charles and MacEwen, Howard and Polidan, Ronald and Postman, Marc and Matthews, Gary and Smith, Eric (2014) A new paradigm for space astrophysics mission design. In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave. Proceedings of SPIE. No.9143. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. no. 914315. ISBN 9780819496119. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180718-161634414

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Abstract

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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Breckinridge, Jim0000-0002-9488-098X
Postman, Marc0000-0002-9365-7989
Additional Information:© 2014 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
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Subject Keywords:Space Mission Design, Cost Scaling, Standardization
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Official Citation:Jonathan Arenberg, Charles Atkinson, Jim Breckinridge, Alberto Conti, Lee Feinberg, Charles Lillie, Howard MacEwen, Ronald Polidan, Marc Postman, Gary Matthews, 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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