Collaborator for the proposed NASA space telescope mission "Arcus"

  • Katja Poppenhaeger (Contributor)

Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups


"Arcus" is a space telescope mission proposed to NASA, PI Randall Smith from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. I am a Collaborator (International Co-I) and the Exoplanet Science Lead for this mission. The mission has received funding of 2 million USD for a concept study in 2017, which is being spent at Harvard for instrument development. We will compete with two other missions in 2019 for the full funding of 250 million USD, and launch of the mission in the mid-2020s.
Period01 Jan 201501 Jan 2025
Work forHarvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, United States, Massachusetts
Degree of RecognitionInternational