Welcome to the Astrophysics technology development portfolio
This database is updated annually and indexes technology development projects managed by the Physics of the Cosmos (PCOS), Cosmic Origins (COR), and Exoplanet Exploration (ExEP) Program Offices. The portfolio includes information mostly about our Strategic Astrophysics Technology (SAT) and direct-funded projects and some other Astrophysics funded projects managed by one of the Program Offices.

Astrophysics is the science that studies the universe. NASA's Astrophysics Division funds and manages missions and studies that seek to broaden our understanding of our place in the universe. This work addresses three big questions: How does the universe work? How did we get here? Are we alone? These three themes are managed by the PCOS, the COR, and the ExEP Programs, respectively. The breadth and scope of astrophysics can be summed up by simply saying that if it is located outside our Solar System, we are interested in studying it. This portfolio includes technology development projects within the purview of the three Program Offices.

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    Electronics
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    Metrology/Structure
    Micropropulsion
    Optical Coating
    Optics
    Starshade
    Telescope
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    Far IR
    Gamma Ray
    Grav. Wave
    Near IR
    Particle Physics
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    Dark Energy and Large Scale Structure
    Dark Matter and Particle Astrophysics
    Black Holes and their Evolution
    The Big Bang and Cosmological Parameters
    Galaxies and Galaxy Evolution
    Star Formation and Stellar Evolution
    Interstellar and Circumgalactic Medium
    Exoplanets and Planetary System Formation
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