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ROSES-14 Amendment 15: New Astrophysics call: D.10 WPS

By SpaceRef Editor
April 21, 2014
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ROSES-14 Amendment 15: New Astrophysics call: D.10 WPS

ROSES-14 Amendment 15 releases a new Astrophysics call: D.10, the WFIRST Preparatory Science (WPS) program.

The WFIRST Preparatory Science (WPS) program supports efforts to bridge from basic theory to observational modeling for an implementation of NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) using the Astrophysics Focused Telescope Assets (AFTA). WFIRST is a NASA observatory designed to perform wide-field imaging and slitless spectroscopic surveys of the near infrared sky in response to the recommendation from the 2010 Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The current WFIRST-AFTA design of the mission makes use of an existing 2.4 m telescope which, with its concomitant enhancement of sensitivity and imaging performance, may also be equipped to perform coronagraphic imaging and spectroscopy of exoplanets. A description of the present WFIRST-AFTA design concept and its primary scientific investigations is provided in the recent reports of the WFIRST Science Definition Team, available online at

On or about April 21, 2014, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2014” (NNH14ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and will appear on the RSS feed at:

Questions concerning D.10, WPS, may be directed to:

Dominic Benford

Astrophysics Division

Science Mission Directorate

NASA Headquarters

Washington, DC 20546-0001

Telephone: (202) 358-1261E-mail:

SpaceRef staff editor.