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March 9, 2016 : As part of our phase A activities, WFIRST is exploring options for industry contributions to the mission. On February 23, WFIRST selected Ball Aerospace (Boulder, CO) and Lockheed Martin Advance Technology Center (Palo Alto, CA) for early phase A studies to examine their potential contribution to the wide field opto-mechanical assembly (WOMA), which is major portion of the wide field instrument (WFI)
February 18, 2016 : WFIRST has entered Formulation! After years of preparatory studies, NASA is formally starting an astrophysics mission designed to help unlock the secrets of the universe -- the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).