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Planning for Decadal Survey Astro2020

COR Brochures

  • January 2014 Three-fold [PDF]

SAG Reports

  • SAG #2: Technologies for a 4m-class monolithic telescope UV/Optical mission w/internal coronograph, coordinated by Chuck Lillie. (Closed)
  • SAG #4: Technologies for a future far-IR mission, coordinated by Paul Goldsmith and Dave Leisawitz.
  • SAG #6: Cosmic Origins Science Enabled by the WFIRST-AFTA Coronagraph
    • Executive Summary [PDF]
    • Final Report [PDF]
  • SAG #7: Cosmic Origins Science Enabled by Operations Overlap of the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope
    • Final Report [PDF]
  • SAG #8: Science Enabled by the WFIRST - AFTA Data Archive, coordinated by Sally Heap(Approved November 2013). (Closed)
    • Final Report [PDF]
  • SAG #9: Science Enabled by Spitzer Observations Prior to JWST Launch, COPAG EC liason: Daniella Calzetti (SAG approved August 2014). (Closed)
  • Decadal Survey Astro2010

  • 2010 Astrophysics Decadal Report
  • The Astro2010 Pre-publication report, New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics [PDF, 81.2 MB]
  • The Astro2010 Report in Brief [PDF, 1.52 MB]
  • The Astro2010 Panel reports volume, Panel Reports—New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics [PDF, 18.6 MB]
  • Astro2010 Implementation Panel Report of the Panel on Implementing Recommendations from the New Worlds, New Horizons Decadal Survey [PDF, 18.6 MB]
  • NASA Headquarters


  • Technology maturation process: The NASA strategic astrophysics technology (SAT) program [PDF]
  • Technology Gap Submission Form: Due by June 1 each year for prioritization in the same year

  • 2017 COR Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) [PDF]
  • 2016 COR Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) [PDF]
  • 2015 COR Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) [PDF]
  • 2014 COR Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) [PDF]
  • 2013 COR Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) [PDF]
  • 2012 COR Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) [PDF]
  • 2011 COR Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) [PDF]
  • UV/Optical Space Telescope

    • White paper on Science Requirements for future UV/Visible Astrophysics Mission Concepts [PDF] - Scowen et al. 2013

    AURA Study on Future Large UV/Visible Mission

    • Astronomers Envision a "High-Definition Hubble" to Look for Life Beyond Earth [PDF]


    • Hubble's Legacy: Reflections by Those Who Dreamed It, Built It, and Observed the Universe with It, Roger D. Launius, David DeVorkin (Volume editor), based upon talks given at a public symposium in November 2009 at the National Air and Space Museum [Synopsis][Download]



  • Presentation by COPAG Chair Ken Sembach to the Astrophysics Subcommittee (APS), March 17, 2015 [PDF]
  • Ken Sembach COPAG Presentation to APS, November 14, 2014 [PDF]
  • Presentation by COPAG Chair Chris Martin to the Astrophysics Subcommittee, 24 Feb, 2012 [PDF]
  • Technology

  • TMB Criteria for Prioritization Draft 2011-09-06 [PDF]
  • COPAG Pre-workshop Technology Matrix Draft 2011-09-22 [PDF]
  • COPAG Post-workshop Technology Matrix Draft 2011-09-27 [PDF]
  • Hubble, Chandra, Spitzer Composite of Massive Galaxy Cluster IDCS J1426.5+3508

    COR News

    Program News and Announcements

    24 Oct 2017
    NASA Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, announces invitation for public nominations for service on its Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC). Deadline for NASA receipt of all public nominations is December 1, 2017. »  [PDF]
    27 Sep 2017
    NASA SMD seeks Nominations for COPAG Executive Committee »  [PDF]
    11 Sep 2017
    Community Announcement: Visiting Astrophysics Program Scientists at NASA Headquarters »  Details

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