Astrophysics Strategic Missions Program (ASMP)

The Astrophysics Strategic Missions Program (ASMP) consists of large, strategic missions that seek to advance high-priority science objectives set forth by the astrophysics science community to understand how the universe works, explore how it began and evolved, and search for life on planets around other stars. ASMP is implementing the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, a mandate from the 2010 Decadal Survey in Astronomy and Astrophysics. After Roman, the Habitable Worlds Observatory (HWO), the top priority of the 2020 Decadal Survey in Astronomy and Astrophysics, will be NASA’s next flagship space telescope optimized to search for Earth-like planets. At the start of pre-formulation, the HWO would transfer from the Great Observatories Maturation Program (GOMAP) to ASMP.