AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 131 The Deep Dark Universe
Oral, Wednesday, January 12, 2005, 2:00-3:30pm, Royal Palm 4-6

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[131.01] What's New with SNAP?

S. Perlmutter (UC Berkeley), SNAP Collaboration

I will present the recent developments and progress on the SuperNova / Acceleration Probe (SNAP) project, a dedicated cosmology satellite mission now competing for the DOE-NASA Joint Dark Energy Mission (JDEM). The SNAP reference mission is based on a two-meter telescope, a 1-square-degree focal plane, and optical-to-near-IR detectors. SNAP's science approach to dark energy has advanced, as well as the capabilities to completely simulate the results of the mission. The entire design has been refined, improved, simplified, and made more robust, from calibration capabilities to detector development, from shutter design to telemetry. The unique capability of a space-based, nine-band, wide field survey of up to 10,000 square degrees for other, non-dark-energy astronomy has begun to be studied.

This research has been supported in part by the United States Department of Energy and by NASA.

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