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Nasa ’s Beyond Einstein Program: An Architecture for Implementation F Mission Teams’ Tech nology Funding Inputs to the Committee The funding requirements and assumptions for continuing the mission development activities for the 11 mission candidates shown in Table F.1 were essentially developed from inputs provided to the committee by the individual mission teams. As shown, the teams were asked to identify continuation activities at two budgetary levels: (1) the level of mission risk reduction to prepare input for the next astronomy and astrophysics decadal survey of the National Research Council and (2) the bare minimum budget level to sustain the mission team in a meaningful way.
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Nasa ’s Beyond Einstein Program: An Architecture for Implementation TABLE F.1 NASA Investment Options for 11 Beyond Einstein Candidate Missions Mission Areaa Mission Assessment of Mission Team Requirements: Fully Prepare for the Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Surveya Assessment of Bare Minimum: Team Sustainment Levela FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 Inflation Probes CMBPolb,c,d EPIC-Fb,c,e $300,000 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000 EPIC-Ib,c,f $250,000 $250,000 $250,000 <$250,000 <$250,000 <$250,000 Without APRA funding $750,000 $750,000 $750,000 <$750,000 <$750,000 <$750,000 CIPg $870,000 $840,000 $682,000 <<$875,000 <<$875,000 <<$875,000 Cross-mission CMB detector flight—packagingb,c $2 million $2 million $2 million $2 million $2 million $2 million BHFP CASTER $740,000 $740,000 $740,000 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000 Balloon Flight in Phase Ah $240,000 $240,000 $240,000 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000 EXISTi $200,000 $1.8 million $1.8 million $100,000 $600,000 $600,000 Con-X JDEM Con-Xj $10 million $10 million $10 million $6.2 million $6.2 million $6.2 million ADEPT $2.3 million $2.3 million $2.3 million $0.9 million $0.9 million $0.9 million SNAPk $3.0 million $3.0 million $3.0 million $3.0 million $3.0 million $3.0 million DESTINY $1 million $1 million $1 million $1 million $1 million $1 million LISA LISAl $6 million $6 million $6 million $6 million $6 million $6 million NOTE: Acronyms are defined in Appendix G. aDoes not include civil service or Jet Propulsion Laboratory costs. bInvestment in detectors and focused detector integration into large-scale flight-ready arrays. cAssumes additional ongoing NASA, DOE, NIST funding of an additional $2 million per year for development of bolometric array technology continues. dNo data provided to the committee from the mission team. eAssumes team is successful in proposed funding for a balloon experiment “SPIDER” to demonstrate instrument, six detectors, wave plate, and telescope concept. fAssumes team is successful in proposed NASA Astronomy and Physics Research Analysis (APRA) Program funding for a balloon flight demonstration of a scalable millimeter-wave bolometric interferometer at $1,549,513 over the period from the second quarter of FY 2008 through the second quarter of FY 2011. gAssumes successful JWST detector demonstration. hAssumes team is successful in proposed funding for a balloon experiment under NASA’s APRA Program or it is deferred to Phase A. iAssumes $600,000 APRA Program proposal for LET development is successful and current HET APRA funding is maintained through March 2009. jConstellation-X input scaled back from the team’s input that was proposed as needed for a new start to a level assessed by the committee that would allow the team to prepare for the 2010 astronomy and astrophysics decadal survey. kCurrently there is $3 million per year in DOE funding for SNAP. lExcludes ESA funding and NASA ROSES research grant funding.