Documents

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]

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

  • 2014 Science Plan [PDF]
  • 2013 Astrophysics Roadmap: Enduring Quests, Daring Visions [PDF]
  • Astrophysics Implementation Plan - December 2012 [PDF]
    • Astrophysics Implementation Plan: 2014 Update [PDF]

Technology

  • Technology maturation process: The NASA strategic astrophysics technology (SAT) program [PDF]
  • 2015 COR Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) [PDF]
  • Technology Gap Submission Form: Due by June 1 each year for prioritization in the same year

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]

Proceedings

  • 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]

Heritage

COPAG-related

  • 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

  • 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]
  • 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]

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]
17 Mar 2017
COR Newsletter for March 2017 now available »  [PDF]
23 Feb 2017
Self nominations sought for APAC (replaces Astrophysics Subcommittee), due 8 March 2017. »  Details

Project News

Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
9 Feb 2017
Hubble Witnesses Massive Comet-Like Object Pollute Atmosphere of a White Dwarf » Details
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
JWST Recent News »  Details
Spitzer
10 Nov 2016
NASA Space Telescopes Pinpoint Elusive Brown Dwarf »  Details
Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)
WFIRST Newsroom »  Details