Technical Documentation

The technical reports and papers listed below document technical work relevant to the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission carried out, led, or co-led by staff at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). In addition to the resources found on this page, please also review the document library maintained by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), all mission documents by project partners, and WFIRST-related publications extracted dynamically from the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

GSFC maintains a library of images and multimedia and a library of presentations and documents.


Technical Reports  

WFIRST-STScI-TR1901: WFIRST Wavelength Calibration: A Strategy with M67 (Ryan et al.)


White Papers and Conference Presentations

WFIRST Science Operations at the Space Telescope Science Institute, AAS Meeting #233, id.#363.13 (Gilbert)


Reference Documents

Cover of pdf document showing an artistic rendering of WFIRST

Final Report of the WFIRST-AFTA Science Definition Team

A complete overview of the mission, as envisioned at the start of mission formulation.

54 MB


Fact Sheets and Brochures

Cover of pdf document Pushing Astronomy's Bounds

Pushing Astronomy's Bounds

How the James Webb Space Telescope and the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope will advance the findings of the Hubble Space Telescope.

23 MB

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