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Cosmic Origins Projects

Future Missions

Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope

The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope is designed to unravel the secrets of dark energy and dark matter, observe exoplanets, and explore many topics in infrared astrophysics.

Related Future Missions


Athena will be an X-ray telescope with cutting-edge instruments. It was selected as the second largest mission in the European Space Agency’s Cosmic Vision program.


This is a planned mission to investigate dark matter and dark energy. Euclid has passed its preliminary design review.

X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM)

This will be a collaborative mission between JAXA and NASA, with European Space Agency participation. XRISM will investigate X-ray objects with high-throughput imaging and high-resolution spectroscopy.

Webb Telescope in Focus!

Ready for commissioning, see press release.

COR News and Events

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Upcoming Events

7–9 June 2022
Unique Science from the Moon in the Artemis Era Workshop »  Details.
11–12 June 2022
240th American Astronomical Society Meeting »  Details.

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Program News and Announcements

10 May 2022
Unique Science from the Moon in the Artemis Era Workshop »  Details.
28 April 2022
National Academies Board on Physics and Astronomy — Spring 2022 Meeting »  Details.
27 April 2022
NASA Response to Astro2020 Decadal Survey, Dr. Paul Hertz, Division Director, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA »  Details.
11 April 2022
NASA Astrophysics Division Town Hall | May 3, 2022 »  Details.
19 January 2022
NASA PCOS/COR Program Office Announces Upcoming International Workshop on Time Domain Astronomy/Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (TDAMM) »  Details.
13 January 2022
NASA Astrophysics Division Director Position Advertisement »  Details.
Continuing call for nominations to the Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) Executive Committee. »  Details.

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