Request for Information (RFI)

Science Objectives and Requirements
for the Next NASA UV/Visible Astrophysics Mission Concepts

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), through the Astrophysics Division and its Cosmic Origins (COR) Program, is soliciting information through this Request for Information (RFI) pertaining to potential ultraviolet (UV) and visible wavelength astrophysics science investigations. Specifically, NASA seeks information that can be used to develop a cohesive set of science goals that motivate and support the development of the next generation of UV/Visible space astrophysics missions. Information may include broad science goals, justifications for investigations that support COR science goals (for examples, visit http://cor.gsfc.nasa.gov/), specific measurements or proxy observing plans for well-defined astrophysical experiments, or any aspect of scientific inquiry in the UV/Visible that supports the above COR goals.

COR Program Community Workshop on results of the RFI soliciting, September 18, 2012

RFI Forum held on July 17, 2012:

  • Presentation for RFI Forum on July 17, 2012 [PDF]

Brief from the RFI Forum held on June 7, 2012:

  • Presentation for RFI Forum on June 7, 2012 [PDF]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) List

Email questions regarding the RFI to cor@bigbang.gsfc.nasa.gov

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