The Roman mission involves work by various institutions. The Roman Space Telescope Project Office is at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), which also oversees the work on the Wide Field Instrument (WFI), the Spacecraft Bus, and System Integration. The NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) oversees the work on the coronagraphic instrument. The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is the Science Operations Center (SOC) for Roman, and shares science support responsibilities with IPAC, foreign partners, and GSFC. 

The SOC is responsible for the mission’s observation planning and scheduling system, the WFI data processing system, with different levels of processing varying depending on the mode, archive for all mission observations (WFI and Coronagraph), community interface for WFI imaging (excluding spectroscopy and microlensing), including user support, documentation, community engagement and public outreach. 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.

IPAC is home to the Roman Science Support Center (SSC). IPAC is responsible for Roman’s Coronagraph Instrument operations, high-level data processing of grism and prism data from the WFI, high-level data processing of WFI microlensing survey data and community engagement for Roman exoplanet science and wide field spectroscopy. The SSC 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.



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The NASA Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope is managed by NASA/GSFC with participation of STScI, Caltech/IPAC, and NASA/JPL.

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