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PCOS Call for White Papers on Probe Missions

PhysPAG Response to the Probe-Class Mission Charge

  • Reponse Document [PDF]

Probe Study White Papers Submitted

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Title Submitted By
Death of Massive Stars (DoMaS) Probe [PDF] Pete Roming, Eric Schlegel, Thomas Greathouse, Neil Gehrels, Chris Fryer, Derek Fox, Michael Davis, Amanda Bayless
The Inflation Probe: A Probe-Class Astrophysics Mission [PDF] Inflation Probe Science Interest Group (IPSIG) – Ed Wollack
An X-ray Grating Spectroscopy Probe [PDF] M. W. Bautz, J. A. Bookbinder, W. N. Brandt, J. N. Bregman, L. Brenneman, C. Canizares, L. R. Corrales, A. Foster, H.M. Günther, D.P. Huenemoerder, R.L. McEntaffer, R. Petre, A.F. Ptak, R.K. Smith, W.W. Zhang
The High-Energy X-ray Probe (HEX-P) [PDF] Fiona Harrison, D. Stern, D. Alexander, S. Boggs, W.N. Brandt, L. Brenneman, D. Chakrabarty, F. Christensen, M. Elvis, A. Fabian, N. Gehrels, B.Grefenstette, J. Grindlay, C. Hailey, A. Hornschemeier, A. Hornstrup, V. Kaspi, H. Krawczynski, G. Madejski, K. Madsen, G. Matt, J. Miller, H. Miyasaka, S. Molendi, D. Smith, J. Tomsick, C.M. Urry, & W. Zhang
Probe-class mission concepts for studying mHz gravitational waves [PDF] Massimo Tinto, Daniel B. DeBra, Sasha Buchman, Robert L. Byer
99 Luftballons [PDF] Tim Eifler
The Large Observatory For X-ray Timing Probe (LOFT-P): A NASA Probe-Class Mission Concept [PDF] Colleen A. Wilson-Hodge (NASA/MSFC), Paul S. Ray (NRL), Deepto Chakrabarty (MIT), Thomas J. Maccarone (TTU), Marco Feroci (INAF-IAPS) on behalf of the US-LOFT SWG and the LOFT consortium
Advanced Particle-astrophysics Telescope (APT) [PDF] James H. Buckley, W. Robert Binns, Viatcheslav Bugaev, Manel Errando, Martin Israel, Fabian Kislat, Henric Krawczynski
The Time-domain Spectroscopic Observatory (TSO) [PDF] Jonathan Grindlay, E. Berger, G. Djorgovski, N. Gehrels, P. Green, F. Harrison, D. Hartmann, S. Kahn, A. Kutyrev, B. Metzger, G. Melnick, H. Moseley, B. Peterson, G. Rieke, N. Tanvir, T. Tyson, & Z. Ivezic
Transient Astrophysics Probe (TAP) [PDF] Jordan Camp and Neil Gehrels
A Wide-Field X-ray Probe [PDF] A. Ptak for the N-WFI and WFXT teams
All-sky Medium Energy Gamma-Ray Observatory (AMEGO): A Medium-Energy Gamma-ray Surveyor [PDF] Julie McEnery, Elizabeth Ferrara, Elizabeth Hays, John Mitchell, Alex Moiseev, Roopesh Ojha, Jeremy Perkins, Judith Racusin, Andrew Smith, David J. Thompson, Marco Ajello, Dieter Hartmann, James Buckley, Henric Krawczynski, Fabian Kislat, Regina Caputo, Robert Johnson, Valerie Connaughton, J. Eric Grove, Richard Woolf, Eric Wulf, Luca Baldini, Nicola Omodei, Michelle Hui, Colleen Wilson-Hodge
A Probe-Class Gravitational-Wave Observatory [PDF] Sean McWilliams
GreatOWL: A space-based mission to realize charged-particle and neutrino astronomy [PDF] John Mitchell, John Krizmanic, & Douglas Bergman
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