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18 October 2023

Habitable Worlds Observatory START & TAG Invite Interested Community Members To Virtually Attend Kick-Off Meeting on October 31 – November 2

The Science, Technology, and Architecture Review Team (START) and the Technical Assessment Group (TAG) for the Habitable Worlds Observatory will meet together in Washington, D.C., on October 31 – November 2. The tentative meeting schedule and WebEx connection information are below.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 (all times ET)

  • 9:00am – 9:05am: Welcome (Julie Crooke, NASA HQ)
  • 9:05am – 9:20am: Why We Are Here (John O’Meara, W.M. Keck Observatory)
  • 9:20am – 9:40am: Meeting Goals & Plans (Courtney Dressing, UC Berkeley)
  • 9:40am – 10:20am: NASA Mission Development 101 (John Ziemer, JPL)
  • 10:20am – 10:40am: HQ Perspective on HWO & GOMAP (Mark Clampin, NASA HQ)
  • 11:25am – 11:50am: START & TAG Scope (Shawn Domagal-Goldman, NASA HQ)
  • 11:50am – 12:15pm: Systems Engineering and the Road to Phase A (Mike Menzel, GSFC)
  • 1:35pm – 2:00pm: Lessons for the Future: SMD Large Mission Study & LUVOIR (Aki Roberge, GSFC)
  • 2:00pm – 2:25pm: Lessons for the Future: HabEx (Bertrand Menesson, JPL & Scott Gaudi, The Ohio State University)
  • 3:25pm – 4:00pm: Breakout Reports & Discussion: Year 1 Goals (START & TAG)

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 (all times ET)

  • 9:00am – 9:05am: Welcome Back & Logistics (Julie Crooke, NASA HQ & Shawn Domagal-Goldman, NASA HQ)
  • 9:05am – 9:55am: Lessons for the Future; JWST (Lee Feinberg, GSFC & Jane Rigby, GSFC)
  • 9:55am – 10:30am: Lessons for the Future: Roman (Feng Zhao, JPL & Matt Bolcar, GSFC)
  • 1:50pm – 2:25pm: Lessons for the Future: Industry Panel Featuring Charlie Atkinson, (Northrop Grumman), Matthew East (L3Harris), Alison Nordt (Lockheed Martin), & Erik Wilkinson (Ball Aerospace)
  • 2:25pm – 3:00pm: Connecting with the NASA Program Offices (Swara Ravindranath, Eric Mamajek, Jason Derleth, & Nick Siegler)
  • 4:15pm – 5:00pm: Breakout Reports & Discussion: Plans & Working Groups (START & TAG)

Thursday November 2, 2023 (all times ET)

  • 9:00am – 9:05am: Welcome Back & Logistics (Julie Crooke, NASA HQ & Shawn Domagal-Goldman, NASA HQ)
  • 9:05am – 9:25am: Mentorship Program and Workforce Development Workshop (Courtney Dressing, UC Berkeley & Julie Crooke, NASA HQ)
  • 10:40am – 11:10am: Communications & Outreach Planning (Shawn Domagal-Goldman, NASA HQ & Alise Fischer, NASA HQ)
  • 1:45pm – 2:30pm: Breakout Reports & Discussion: Mentorship & Outreach (START & TAG)
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm: Meeting Wrap: Deliverables, Actions, & Next Steps (Julie Crooke, NASA HQ & Shawn Domagal-Goldman, NASA HQ)

WebEx Meeting Connection Information
Meeting number: 2763 836 0009
Password: nressHD23! (67377432 from phones and video systems)

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