COPAG Study of Probe-class Missions

Probe-Class Astrophysics Mission Concepts

  • Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group Call for White Papers : Probe-Class Astrophysics Mission Concepts [PDF]
  • Probe concepts presented at COPAG meeting, January 2016

White Papers Submitted

  • White Paper Summary [PDF]

  • C.M. Bradford et al: A Probe-Class Opportunity for Far-IR Space Astrophysics [PDF]
  • J. Lazio et al: PROBING THE DARK AGES AND COSMIC DAWN WITH NEUTRAL HYDROGEN [PDF]
  • Ulmer, Melville P.: Concept for an orbiting wide-field x-ray imaging spectrometer (WFXIS) [PDF]
  • Ulmer, Melville P., et al: Concept for an all-sky low-energy gamma-ray observatory (ALLEGRO) [PDF]
  • Pete Roming et al: Death of Massive Stars (DoMaS) Probe [PDF]
  • Howard A. MacEwen & Charles F. Lillie: FORERUNNER for the EVOLVABLE SPACE TELESCOPE (ForEST) [PDF]
  • Paul Scowen: HORUS – THE HIGH ORBIT ULTRAVIOLET-VISIBLE SATELLITE [PDF]
  • Frederick R. Hearty & H. Philip Stahl: Deep Survey Telescope: Exploring the First Billion Years [PDF]
  • S. Rinehart et al: The Space High-Angular Resolution Probe for the InfraRed (SHARP-IR): A Potential Far-Infrared Interferometric Probe [PDF]
  • Paul Scowen: ORION – UV-VISIBLE PROBE [PDF]
  • Asantha Cooray et al: Cosmic Dawn Intensity Mapper – A Probe Class Mission Concept for Reionization studies of the universe [PDF]
  • Sara Heap et al:Galaxy Evolution Spectroscopic Probe (GESP) [PDF]
  • M. Robberto & Y. Wang: A Near-IR All-Sky Spectroscopic Probe [PDF]
  • Christopher K. Walker et al: Terahertz Space Telescope: A Far-Infrared Surveyor of Cosmic Origins and Destiny [PDF]
  • Mel Ulmer: The Next Generation Space UV-Vis Space Observatory (NG-SUVO) [PDF]
  • Paul F. Goldsmith et al: SPECtroscopic TeRAhertz Satellite "SPECTRAS" [PDF]

Program News

4 May 2017
All members of the COR community are invited to participate as the Cosmic Origins (COR) Program Office begins our annual assessment of technology gaps. »  Details [DOCX][PDF]
20 Mar 2017
Astrophysics Probe mission studies selected (3/20/2017) »  [PDF]

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