ATLAS Probe: Breakthrough Science of Galaxy Evolution, Cosmology, Milky Way, and the Solar System
Wang, Y.; Dickinson, M.; Hillenbrand, L. and 48 more
ATLAS (Astrophysics Telescope for Large Area Spectroscopy) is a concept for a NASA probe-class space mission that will achieve groundbreaking science in all areas of astrophysics. It has a 1.5m aperture telescope, 0.4 sq deg FoV, R = 1000 slit spectroscopy over 1-4mm, and obtains 6,000 spectra simultaneously using digital micro-mirror devices.
Enhancing WFIRST Science with the Addition of a Redder Filter
Helou, G.; Stauffer, J.; Kirkpatrick, J. and 22 more
We outline a number of science advantages for adding a K or Ks filter (lambda_c 2.15 microns) and propose to extend the wavelength coverage for WFIRST into the K-band, where the gains of going to space are much more pronounced than at shorter wavelengths.
JSP: Joint Survey Processing of LSST/Euclid/WFIRST
Chary, R.; Brammer, G.; Capak, P. and 23 more
Joint survey processing (JSP) is the pixel level combination of LSST, Euclid, and WFIRST datasets. This white paper highlights the scientific motivation, computational and algorithmic needs to build joint pixel level processing capabilities, which the individual projects by themselves will not be able to support.
Supporting Archival Research with Euclid and SPHEREx Data
Teplitz, H.; Helou, G.; Rhodes, J. and 8 more
Robust funding for archival research through the NASA Astrophysics Data Analysis Program (ADAP) has been a successful and vital investment for NASA. In the mid-2020s, the largest projects for ADAP will be new missions, Euclid and SPHEREx. We provide an overview of potential archival research, and we estimate the needed increase in funding.