Jun 5, 2015

Amendment 17: D.11 WFIRST SITs DRAFT Text

Program element D.11 of ROSES-2015 will solicit proposals for Science Investigation Teams (SITs) for the Wide-Field InfraRed Survey Telescope (WFIRST), which will result in the formation of a Formulation Science Working Group (FSWG) for the mission. WFIRST is the top-ranked large space mission recommended by the National Research Council (NRC) decadal survey of astronomy and astrophysics for 2012-2021, New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics (NWNH, National Academies Press, Selected teams will be funded by contract and shall be responsible for the following tasks in support of the proposed scientific investigations with WFIRST:

  • Development of scientific performance requirements;
  • Design of observing program(s);
  • Development of science data analysis techniques; and
  • Development of simulations and data challenges to validate the above items.

This amendment releases draft text for D.11 WFIRST Science Investigation Teams for community comment. Questions and comments on this draft version must be addressed to Dominic Benford at (subject line to read "WFIRST NRA Draft" without quotes) by 5:00 pm Eastern time on June 26, 2015, in order to receive consideration for incorporation into the final text.

Questions concerning this program element may be directed to Dominic Benford at