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Overview of the Origins Space telescope: science drivers to observatory requirements

Margaret Meixner
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Lee Armus
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Cara Battersby
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James Bauer
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Edwin Bergin
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Asantha Cooray
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Jonathan J. Fortney
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Tiffany Kataria
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David T. Leisawitz
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Stefanie N. Milam
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Klaus Pontoppidan
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Alexandra Pope
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Karin Sandstrom
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Johannes G. Staguhn
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Kevin B. Stevenson
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Kate Y. Su
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Charles Matt Bradford
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Dominic Benford
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Denis Burgarella
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Sean Carey
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Ruth C. Carter
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Elvire de Beck
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Michael J. Dipirro
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Kimberly Ennico-Smith
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Frank P. Helmich
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Lisa Kaltenegger
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Eric. E. Mamajek
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Gary Melnick
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Samuel Harvey Moseley
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Desika Narayanan
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Susan G. Neff
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Deborah Padgett
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Thomas L. Roellig
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Itsuki Sakon
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Douglas Scott
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Kartik Sheth
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Joaquin Vieira
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Edward Wright
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Jonas Zmuidzinas
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David Leisawitz
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Jonathan Fortney
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Stefanie Milam
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Thomas Roellig
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Kevin Stevenson
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Kate Su
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Ruth Carter
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Michael Dipirro
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Elvire Debeck
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Frank Helmich
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Eric. Mamajek
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Samuel Moseley
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Susan Neff
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Charles Bradford
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Johannes Staguhn
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Abstract

The Origins Space Telescope (OST) mission concept study is the subject of one of the four science and technology definition studies supported by NASA Headquarters to prepare for the 2020 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey. OST will survey the most distant galaxies to discern the rise of metals and dust and to unveil the co-evolution of galaxy and blackhole formation, study the Milky Way to follow the path of water from the interstellar medium to habitable worlds in planetary systems, and measure biosignatures from exoplanets. This paper describes the science drivers and how they drove key requirements for OST Mission Concept 2, which will operate between 5 and 600 microns with a JWST sized telescope. Mission Concept 2 for the OST study optimizes the engineering for the key science cases into a powerful and more economical observatory compared to Mission Concept 1.

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obspm-03997311 , version 1 (20-02-2023)

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Margaret Meixner, Lee Armus, Cara Battersby, James Bauer, Edwin Bergin, et al.. Overview of the Origins Space telescope: science drivers to observatory requirements. Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, 0698, SPIE, pp.22, 2018, ⟨10.1117/12.2312255⟩. ⟨obspm-03997311⟩
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