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Session 39 - Observing with HST.
Display session, Tuesday, January 16
North Banquet Hall, Convention Center

[39.01] Observing with HST I: A Proposal's Journey from Submission to Data Receipt

G. Chapman, K. Whittenberg, W. Hathaway (CSC/STScI), C. Ready (STScI)

``What happens to my HST proposal after Phase II submission?'' is an oft-heard question as investigators continue to express a desire for better insight into the process of transforming an accepted proposal to a product ready for execution onboard the Hubble Space Telescope.

Each proposal must proceed through a variety of processes whose tasks range from implementation and Long Range Planning, to scheduling, execution and data receipt. Although the process is continually improving, and is more efficient than ever before, its flow is unknown to many beyond the Space Telescope Science Institute.

In this paper, we address the opening question by presenting the life-cycle of an HST proposal from the initial Call for Proposals to data receipt.

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