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ROSES 2014 Clarifications, corrections and amendments Amendment 15: Release of D.10, the WFIRST Preparatory Science (WPS) program.

Description: ROSES-14 Amendment 15 releases a new Astrophysics call: D.10, the WFIRST Preparatory Science (WPS) program. Notices of Intent to propose are due on May 16, 2014 and proposals are due on July 11, 2014.

ROSES-14 Amendment 15 releases a new Astrophysics call: D.10, the WFIRST Preparatory Science (WPS) program.

The WFIRST Preparatory Science (WPS) program supports efforts to bridge from basic theory to observational modeling for an implementation of NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) using the Astrophysics Focused Telescope Assets (AFTA). WFIRST is a NASA observatory designed to perform wide-field imaging and slitless spectroscopic surveys of the near infrared sky in response to the recommendation from the 2010 Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The current WFIRST-AFTA design of the mission makes use of an existing 2.4 m telescope which, with its concomitant enhancement of sensitivity and imaging performance, may also be equipped to perform coronagraphic imaging and spectroscopy of exoplanets. A description of the present WFIRST-AFTA design concept and its primary scientific investigations is provided in the recent reports of the WFIRST Science Definition Team, available online at http://wfirst.gsfc.nasa.gov

Notices of Intent to propose are due on May 16, 2014 and proposals are due on July 11, 2014.

Questions concerning D.10, WPS, may be directed to Dominic Benford at Dominic.Benford@nasa.gov

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