Roman Space Telescope


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The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope is managed at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, with participation by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech/IPAC in Southern California, the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, and a science team comprising scientists from various research institutions. The primary industrial partners are Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation in Boulder, Colorado, L3Harris Technologies in Melbourne, Florida, and Teledyne Scientific & Imaging in Thousand Oaks, California.

Roman at Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

JPL is building Roman’s Coronograph Instrument and is involved with detector validation and developing the coronagraph’s science capabilities. The coronagraph will provide the first in-space demonstration of technologies needed for future missions to image and characterize rocky planets in the habitable zones of nearby stars. By demonstrating these tools in an integrated end-to-end system and enabling scientific observations, NASA will validate performance models and provide the pathway for potential future flagship missions.



IPAC is home to the Roman Science Support Center. IPAC is responsible for Roman’s Coronagraph Instrument operations, high-level data processing of grism and prism data from the Wide Field Instrument (WFI), high-level data processing of WFI microlensing survey data and community engagement for Roman exoplanet science and wide field spectroscopy. IPAC will also implement the proposal solicitation and grant management for the General Observer, Guest Investigator and Theory programs, curate telescope instrument and simulation efforts and engage the greater scientific community in preparing for science with Roman.

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

STScI is Roman’s Science Operations Center (SOC). The SOC will be responsible for the mission's observation scheduling system, WFI data processing system for the direct-imaging mode and the mission's entire data archive. STScI performed pre-formulation, formulation, and design activities for Roman starting in 2014, and continues its role in science operations system engineering, design, science research support, and scientific community engagement and public outreach.

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