Friday, January 7, 2011

Maturity of SIM Hardware

   The technology necessary to carry out the SIM mission is at a high degree of readiness.  The following status report for the SIM project demonstrates the level of effort that has gone into getting the project ready to proceed to Phase C. The SIM team has built actual hardware that could be qualified for flight.

SIM Progress Report

   This mission represents the best way for NASA to fulfill the recommendations of the 1990 and 2000 Astrophysics Decadal reports.  It is also the best way to implement the Exoplanet roadmap put forward by NASA's Exoplanet Task Force in 2007.

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