NASA Hosts Workshop For Study On Applications For Large Space Optics


WASHINGTON -- NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center will host a national workshop for the Study on Applications for Large Space Optics (SALSO) Feb. 5-6. The workshop will feature presentations on concepts for the use of two large space telescopes that were transferred to NASA last year.

The SALSO workshop will help develop concepts aligned with five principal areas: space technology focused research, validation or demonstration; human exploration and operations; heliophysics; planetary science; and astrophysics.

The workshop will include as many as 34 presentations from industry, academia and government on potential uses of these telescopes. Based on workshop results, the SALSO team will chose as many as six concepts for additional detailed study by the mission design centers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Final study results will be presented to the NASA administrator in May.

The workshop will be carried on Ustream at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc

For more information about SALSO, visit: http://science.nasa.gov/salso/

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