NASA Program Update

Presented to the

AAAC
Dr. Anne L. Kinney Director, Universe Division October 11, 2005

Tycho’s Remnant

Chandra X-ray Observatory

NASA/ CXC/ Rutgers/ J. Warren & J. Hughes et al.

Significant Events
• Suzaku (Astro-E2) XRS instrument lost. • JWST mirror machining mishap on primary mirror. Mishap understood. • Hubble successfully transitioned to 2-gyro mode on 8-28-05. • GP-B cryogen exhausted on 9-29-05. • GLAST final tower shipped from INFN. • Keck Interferometric nulling of starlight has been achieved at 10 microns, with 1% residual leakage. • Beyond Einstein event at NASM on 9-14-05. • Astrophysics Theory Program and Beyond Einstein Foundation Science Peer Reviews held 9/20-22 in CA. • Universe Working Group meeting held 9-15-05. • Three scientists recently detailed to the Division: Dr. Doug Hudgins (Ames, LDP), Dr. David Leisawitz (GSFC, Spitzer PS), Dr. Chryssa Kouveliotou (Marshall, LDP). • The Natl Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, TX, a major recovery site for Columbia debris was renamed the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility.
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Suzaku Loss of Instrument X-Ray Spectrometer (XRS)
• Five anomalous events (“helium puffs”) were seen in the XRS detector system beginning Jul 29, culminating in the loss of the instrument on Aug 8. • A joint NASA/JAXA Mishap Investigation Board (MIB) was pursued. JAXA prefers separate Boards. • Go-ahead given for NASA Mishap Investigation Board to proceed Sep 7. – NASA MIB has been convened. – Chair is Walt Brooks from ARC. – Inaugural telecon occurred Sep 16. – First meeting of full Board scheduled for Sep 27-29 at GSFC. • JAXA has convened their own Mishap Investigation Committee; met Sep 14 in Tokyo with NASA observer present. – The NASA and JAXA committees will work closely together. • Astro-E2/Suzaku mission continues with instruments XIS (X-Ray Imaging Spectrometer) and HXD (Hard X-ray Detector), with reduced MO&DA funding. • New Cycle 1 observing program will be selected; ROSES amendment in preparation by Smale/Hertz with a due date of Jan 6, 2006.
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Universe Division Developmental Missions Status
Project Launch July Aug Sept STATUS Keck Intrfrmtr N/A Y Y Y Nulling currently limited by humidity-related phase fluctuations. Differential Phase Keck Outrigger N/A R R R Expmt on hold pending decision on priority & budget. See next page for outrigger. SOFIA Under review R R R Program being restructured & first flight schedule replan to be complete by end of
October. Technical progress is being made preparing for first test flight in 2006.

LBTI Kepler GLAST HST SM-4 Herschel Planck WISE JWST SIM LISA Con-X TPF

Sep 2006 init. capability Jun 2007 Sep 2007 Dec 2007 2007 2007 2009 NET 2013 NET 2015 NET 2015 NET 2018 TBD

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Final H/W deliveries complete. Integration at ASU in progress. Delays in telescope readiness caused replan of schedule. All flight detectors delivered. Initial sky survey complete. Flight optics mfg issues resolved. Optics contractor increase in cost & schedule under review. The Large Area Telescope instrument Anti-Coincidence Detector was delivered to SLAC 8-13. Late appendage release mechanism change threatening FY06 reserve. De-orbit system removed from SM-4 planning. Completed all HIFI deliveries. Only a few SPIRE spares remaining to deliver. All hardware, including both cryocoolers, delivered. Successfully passed PDR. Preliminary replanning complete. Technology development on-track. Machining mishap on mirror segment understood, work restarted. SIM meeting mass, power, and cost targets. Replanning project to fit budget profile. Joint NASA-ESA Phase A plan of work developed. GRS dropped from ST-7. Technology development going well. Alternative, single-launch architecture under study. Held site visit of vendors of advanced mirror technology. Project focused on critical technology developments. Two contributed poster papers and an invited Highlight talk on Balloons were presented Anne Kinney Cosmic Ray Conference in Pune, India, Aug 3-10, 2005. at the 29th Intl 7

Balloons on-going Oct 11, 2005

Universe Division Operating Missions Status
HST Rossi XTE
(Extended)

Launch/EOM July Aug Sept STATUS 4-25-90 G G G Successful transition to 2-gyro mode 8/22.
(Extended) 2010 12-30-95 2-28-07 6-24-99 9-30-08 7-19-99 7-19-10 12-9-99 12-9-04 10-8-00 9-30-05 6-30-01 9-30-08 10-17-02 9-21-04 1-15-03 12-30-05 4-28-03 8-25-05 8-25-03 5-25-06 4-20-04 9-30-05 11-20-04 1-21-07 7-9-05 2-1-08

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Termination letter under 8010.3 in concurrence. Team has been invited to submit proposal for ESC SR. Team continues work on FUV HV issue -- operational 6 min/orbit. Star tracker problems persist but FSW patch in works to minimize problem. Mission set to transition of 70m net of DSN due to distance from Earth 9/30. Mission is working on final on-orbit calibrations. L He set to run out any day Termination letter under 8010.3 in concurrence cycle. Series of slew problems being worked. Mission continues to perform in an excellent manner and cause of slews are mostly understood, with fixes in work. Loss of XRS instrument on-orbit due to He venting. MIB formed to study cause. Remaining instruments working fine. Mission has proposed 6 month extension 9/16, until 4/10/2006. Division proposing to extend for 3 months through Dec 05. Plan to return to nominal science ops by end of Sept 05. Cycle 7 in plan. 300 ksec of science rescheduled due to high radiation events over month.

FUSE
(Extended)

Chandra XO
(Extended)

XMM-Newton
(Extended)

HETE-2
(Ext-Extended)

WMAP
(Extended)

Integral
(Extended)

CHIPS
(Extended)

GALEX
(Prime)

Spitzer
(Prime)

GP-B
(Prime)

Swift
(Prime)

Suzaku
(Prime)

Science Updates
SWIFT: Newest Observatory Detects Gamma Rays February 15, 2005 * March 9, 2005

Hubble: Heaviest Stars in the Galaxy

Spitzer: Spitzer Marks New Age of Planetary Science March 22, 2005 * Spitzer: Asteroid Belt Around Mature, Sun-like Star Chandra: Catches X-ray Super-flares Hubble: Chases Unruly Planet Swift: Most Distant Explosion Detected April 20, 2005 May 10, 2005 June 22, 2005 September 12, 2005 October 5, 2005 *

Swift/HETE-2: Origin of Short Gamma-ray Bursts

* Televised events

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Future Events
• WISE Confirmation Review on Oct 14, 2005. • Chandra’s Six Years of Science - Cambridge, MA, Nov 2-4, 2005. • Spitzer’s second annual science symposium “Infrared Diagnostics of Galaxy Evolution” - Pasadena, CA, Nov 14-16, 2005. • SOFIA replan PMC - Oct.

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