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The Origins Space Telescope: mission concept overview

David Leisawitz
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Edward Amatucci
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Ruth Carter
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Michael Dipirro
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Anel Flores
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Johannes Staguhn
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Chi Wu
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Lynn Allen
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Jon Arenberg
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Lee Armus
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Cara Battersby
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James Bauer
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Raymond Bell
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Porfirio Beltran
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Dominic Benford
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Edwin Bergin
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Charles Bradford
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Damon Bradley
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Denis Burgarella
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Sean Carey
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Danny Chi
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Asantha Cooray
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James Corsetti
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Elvire de Beck
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Kevin Denis
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Larry Dewell
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Matthew East
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Samantha Edgington
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Kimberly Ennico
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Louis Fantano
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Greg Feller
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David Folta
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Jonathan Fortney
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Joseph Generie
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Zac Granger
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George Harpole
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Keith Harvey
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Frank Helmich
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Lawrence Hilliard
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Joseph Howard
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Mike Jacoby
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Anisa Jamil
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Tiffany Kataria
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S. Knight
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Perry Knollenberg
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Paul Lightsey
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Sarah Lipscy
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Eric Mamajek
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Gregory Martins
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Margaret Meixner
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Gary Melnick
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Stefanie Milam
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Ted Mooney
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S. H. Moseley
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Desika Narayanan
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Susan Neff
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Thanh Nguyen
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Alison Nordt
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Jeffrey Olson
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Deborah Padgett
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Michael Petach
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Susanna Petro
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John Pohner
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Klaus Pontoppidan
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Alexandra Pope
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Daniel Ramspacher
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Thomas Roellig
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Itsuki Sakon
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Carly Sandin
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Karin Sandstrom
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Douglas Scott
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Kartik Sheth
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John Steeves
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Kevin Stevenson
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Larry Stokowski
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Eric Stoneking
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Kate Su
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K. Tajdaran
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Steven Tompkins
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Joaquin Vieira
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Cassandra Webster
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Edward Wright
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Jonas Zmuidzinas
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J. Knight
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Tia Tajdaran
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Abstract

The Origins Space Telescope (OST) will trace the history of our origins from the time dust and heavy elements permanently altered the cosmic landscape to present-day life. How did the universe evolve in response to its changing ingredients? How common are life-bearing planets? To accomplish its scientific objectives, OST will operate at mid- and far-infrared wavelengths and offer superlative sensitivity and new spectroscopic capabilities. The OST study team will present a scientifically compelling, executable mission concept to the 2020 Decadal Survey in Astrophysics. To understand the concept solution space, our team studied two alternative mission concepts. We report on the study approach and describe both of these concepts, give the rationale for major design decisions, and briefly describe the mission-enabling technology.

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obspm-03997327 , version 1 (20-02-2023)

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David Leisawitz, Edward Amatucci, Ruth Carter, Michael Dipirro, Anel Flores, et al.. The Origins Space Telescope: mission concept overview. Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, 0698, SPIE, pp.40, 2018, ⟨10.1117/12.2313823⟩. ⟨obspm-03997327⟩
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