Appendix
Acronyms

AANM Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium

ACS Advanced Camera for Surveys

ARISE Advanced Radio Interferometry between Space and Earth

CGRO Compton Gamma Ray Observatory

CHIPS Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer

CMB Cosmic microwave background

COBE Cosmic Background Explorer

Con-X Constellation-X-ray Observatory

COS Cosmic Origins Spectrograph

CPU Committee on the Physics of the Universe

DOE U.S. Department of Energy

ESA European Space Agency

EUVE Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer

EXIST Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey Telescope

FBC Faster, better, cheaper

FUSE Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer

GALEX Galaxy Evolution Explorer

GLAST Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope

GRB Gamma-ray burst

HETE-2 High Energy Transient Explorer mission

HST Hubble Space Telescope



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A Performance Assessment of Nasa’s Astrophysics Program Appendix Acronyms AANM Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium ACS Advanced Camera for Surveys ARISE Advanced Radio Interferometry between Space and Earth CGRO Compton Gamma Ray Observatory CHIPS Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer CMB Cosmic microwave background COBE Cosmic Background Explorer Con-X Constellation-X-ray Observatory COS Cosmic Origins Spectrograph CPU Committee on the Physics of the Universe DOE U.S. Department of Energy ESA European Space Agency EUVE Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer EXIST Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey Telescope FBC Faster, better, cheaper FUSE Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer GALEX Galaxy Evolution Explorer GLAST Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope GRB Gamma-ray burst HETE-2 High Energy Transient Explorer mission HST Hubble Space Telescope

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A Performance Assessment of Nasa’s Astrophysics Program JDEM Joint Dark Energy Mission JWST Next Generation Space Telescope, now known as the James Webb Space Telescope LISA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna LSST Large-aperture Synoptic Survey Telescope MIDEX Medium-class Explorer NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NICMOS Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation NuSTAR Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array OAT Office of Aerospace Technology Q2C Connecting Quarks with the Cosmos: Eleven Science Questions for the New Century RHESSI Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager SAFIR Single-aperture Far Infrared Observatory SDO Solar Dynamics Observer SEU Structure and Evolution of the Universe SIM SIM PlanetQuest (formerly called the Space Interferometry Mission) SMD Science Mission Directorate SMEX Small Explorer Program SOFIA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy Spitzer Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly SIRTF, the Space Infrared Telescope Facility) STIS Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph SWAS Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite Swift Multi-wavelength observatory dedicated to the study of gamma-ray burst science TPF Terrestrial Planet Finder WISE Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer WFC3 Wide Field Camera 3 (HST) WMAP Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe XTE X-ray Timing Explorer