BICEP BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) is an experiment designed to measure the polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) to unprecedented precision.
BICEP2 / Keck Array BICEP2 and Keck Array follow BICEP and probe more deeply in the polarization of the CMB.
BICEP3 BICEP3 will provide the most sensitive map of the CMB & polarized foregrounds at 95 GHz at the spatial scales where the imprint of primordial Inflation may be found. It is supported by The Office of the Chief Scientist & Chief Technologist.
BLISS for SPICA BLISS for SPICA is a US-built mid- to far-infrared spectrograph for the Japanese-led SPICA mission.
Cassini A joint endeavor of NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian space agency, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), Cassini is a sophisticated robotic spacecraft orbiting the ringed planet and studying the Saturnian system in detail.
CuSPP+ The CuSPP CubeSat will study solar particles over Earth’s poles to provide space weather relevant observations through combined interplanetary energetic particle and suprathermal source population observations at high cadence.
Europa Clipper NASA's Europa Clipper mission will conduct detailed reconnaissance of Jupiter's moon Europa to investigate whether the icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life.
FIRS (Far Infrared Surveyor) The Far Infrared Surveyor is a large cryogenic space telescope envisioned as a follow-on to the Spitzer Space Telescope (Spitzer) and the Herschel Space Observatory.
Herschel The Herschel Space Observatory was a space-based telescope that studied the Universe in the light of the far-infrared and submillimeter portions of the spectrum.
INSPIRE The Interplanetary NanoSpacecraft Pathfinder In Relevant Environment (INSPIRE) project will demonstrate the revolutionary capability of deep space CubeSats by placing a nanospacecraft in Earth-escape orbit...
Juno Juno is in 53-day polar orbits, observing Jupiter in order to understand the planet's gross size and structural properties, as well as measuring its atmospheric composition, temperature and deep wind profiles.
Origins Space Telescope Origins Space Telescope is a NASA study for an 8+ meter cryogenic telescope targeting the earliest heavy element and the formation of life-bearing planets.
Parker Solar Probe Parker Solar Probe will study the streams of charged particles the Sun hurls into space from a vantage point where the processes that produce the solar wind actually occur.
Quantum capacitance detector (QCD) detector development. The QCD is this most sensitive far-IR detector ever made, enabling space-borne spectroscopy at the zodiacal-light limit and now demonstrating far-IR photon counting.
SOFIA SOFIA is the largest airborne observatory in the world; SOFIA's instruments - cameras, spectrometers, and photometers - operate in the near-, mid- and far-infrared wavelengths.