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Community Missions Office
Science Missions Support

Science Missions Support

Proposal Preparation

Astronomers Proposal Tool (APT)
Software designed for interactively preparing proposals and astronomical observations via a graphical user interface.

Science Program Selection

Electronic proposal solicitation and submission systems

Planning and Scheduling

SPIKE - a multi-mission tool for crafting the observational program for missions

Instrument Support

Analysis tools for instrument monitoring and calibration

Science Mission Operations

Instrument and spacecraft commanding and monitoring

Data Processing

OPUS - an automated system for processing data in a pipeline through modular software elements

Data Archive Services

The Multi-mission Archive at Space Telescope(MAST) provides archive support services for researchers to find and retrieve data they need.


Education/Public Outreach staff works with the mission team to develop a program that brings visibility and reach to the mission's science.