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Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx)

Gaudi, B. Scott and Mennesson, Bertrand and Seager, Sara and Cahoy, Kerri and Clarke, John and Domagal-Goldman, Shawn and Feinberg, Lee and Guyon, Olivier and Kasdin, Jeremy and Marois, Christian and Mawet, Dimitri and Tamura, Motohide and Mouillet, David and Prusti, Timo and Quirrenbach, Andreas and Robinson, Tyler and Rogers, Leslie and Scowen, Paul and Somerville, Rachel and Stapelfeldt, Karl and Stark, Christopher and Stern, Daniel and Still, Martin and Turnbull, Margaret and Booth, Jeffrey and Kiessling, Alina and Kuan, Gary and Warfield, Keith (2018) Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx). In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave. Proceedings of SPIE. No.10698. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 106980P. ISBN 9781510619494.

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The Habitable-Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx) is a candidate flagship mission being studied by NASA and the astrophysics community in preparation of the 2020 Decadal Survey. The first HabEx mission concept that has been studied is a large (~4m) diffraction-limited optical space telescope, providing unprecedented resolution and contrast in the optical, with extensions into the near ulttraviolet and near infrared domains. We report here on our team’s efforts in defining a scientifically compelling HabEx mission that is technologically executable, affordable within NASA’s expected budgetary envelope, and timely for the next decade. We also briefly discuss our plans to explore less ambitious, descoped missions relative to the primary mission architecture discussed here.

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Mennesson, Bertrand0000-0003-4205-4800
Seager, Sara0000-0002-6892-6948
Guyon, Olivier0000-0002-1097-9908
Marois, Christian0000-0002-4164-4182
Mawet, Dimitri0000-0002-8895-4735
Tamura, Motohide0000-0002-6510-0681
Rogers, Leslie0000-0003-0638-3455
Stapelfeldt, Karl0000-0002-2805-7338
Stern, Daniel0000-0003-2686-9241
Additional Information:© 2018 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Part of this research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Group:Astronomy Department
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Subject Keywords:decadal, exoplanets, biosignatures, high contrast imaging, galaxy formation and evolution, coronagraph, starshade
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:10698
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Official Citation:B. Scott Gaudi, Bertrand Mennesson, Sara Seager, Kerri Cahoy, John Clarke, Shawn Domagal-Goldman, Lee Feinberg, Olivier Guyon, Jeremy Kasdin, Christian Marois, Dimitri Mawet, Motohide Tamura, David Mouillet, Timo Prusti, Andreas Quirrenbach, Tyler Robinson, Leslie Rogers, Paul Scowen, Rachel Somerville, Karl Stapelfeldt, Christopher Stark, Daniel Stern, Martin Still, Margaret Turnbull, Jeffrey Booth, Alina Kiessling, Gary Kuan, Keith Warfield, "The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx)," Proc. SPIE 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 106980P (1 August 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312278
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:07 Dec 2018 22:56
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