AAS 199th meeting, Washington, DC, January 2002
Session 45. Instrumentation for Space Observations
Display, Tuesday, January 8, 2002, 9:20am-6:30pm, Monroe/Lincoln

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[45.04] Full-sky Astrometric Mapping Explorer (FAME) Rescope Activities

K. Johnston (U.S. Naval Observatory), B. Dorland, R. Gaume, A. Hajian, F. Harris, H. Harris, G. Hennessy, G. Kaplan, S. Levine, D. Monet, J. Munn, M. Murison, J. Pier, S. Urban, N. Zacharias (U.S.Naval Observatory), P.K. Seidelmann (University of Virginia), J. Lee, V. Makarov, R. Olling (USNO/Universities Space Research Association), T. Codella (USNO/Tranquility Base Inc.), J. Geary, D. Latham, J. Phillips (Harvard-Smithsonian, CfA), M. Johnson (Naval Research Laboratory), R. Vassar, S. Horner (Lockheed Martin ATC)

The Full-sky Astrometric Mapping Explorer (FAME) will measure the positions, proper motions, parallaxes, and photometry for 40 million stars between 5 and 15 magnitude, with accuracies of 50 microarcseconds at 9th magnitude and degraded accuracy for fainter stars as faint as 15 magnitude. The mission is planned for an October 2004 launch and a five-year duration.

The FAME mission has progressed in its development. Due to budget, weight, and power limitations, the FAME architecture has been rescoped so that it will satisfy the budget limitations and retain the basic science objectives of the mission. The new design and characteristics, the status of developments and tests, and the scientific baseline and minimum mission requirements are presented.

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The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: dick.steve@usno.navy.mil

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