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New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics
FIGURE 7.12 Astro2010-recommended program for NASA—example phasing. This sandchart is the outcome of a committee exercise carried out in FY2010 dollars to show that the phased program recommended would fit within the budget constraints adopted by the committee in developing its recommendations. The profiles and budget costs will vary on a project-by-project and program-by-program basis and should not be taken as representing a literal recommended program. The sandcharts are presented here to show, as an existence proof, that within a budget that is flat for the decade in FY2010 dollars the Astro2010-recommended new initiatives and program augmentations are implementable within NASA SMD spending limits.
technology development as recommended. The third priority is to pursue the CMB Technology Development Program, as recommended, to mid-decade review by a decadal survey implementation advisory committee. It is unfortunate that this reduced budget scenario would not permit participation in the JAXA-SPICA mission unless that mission’s development phase is delayed.
The proposed program for NSF has been constrained to fit within an NSF-AST budget doubling scenario, in which $500 million becomes available by 2021 for new activities and the annual NSF-AST budget rises to $325 million. As the example presented in Figure 7.13 shows, it is possible to fund early operations for LSST beginning in 2016, build up the Mid-Scale Innovations Program augmentation,