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Post-Decadal White Paper: A Dual-Satellite Dark-Energy/Microlensing NASA-ESA Mission

  title={Post-Decadal White Paper: A Dual-Satellite Dark-Energy/Microlensing NASA-ESA Mission},
  author={Andrew P. Gould},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  • A. Gould
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
A confluence of scientific, financial, and political factors imply that launching two simpler, more narrowly defined dark-energy/microlensing satellites will lead to faster, cheaper, better (and more secure) science than the present EUCLID and WFIRST designs. The two satellites, one led by ESA and the other by NASA, would be explicitly designed to perform complementary functions of a single, dual-satellite dark-energy/microlensing ``mission''. One would be a purely optical wide-field camera… Expand
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