Technical Documentation

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.

Journal Publications

"LINEAR: A Novel Algorithm for Reconstructing Slitless Spectroscopy from HST/WFC3" (Ryan, Casertano, and Pirzkal)


White Papers and Conference Presentations

WFIRST: Astrometry with the Wide-Field Imager, AAS Meeting #231, id.#361.10 (Bellini et al.)

WFIRST: STScI Science Operations Center (SSOC) Activities and Plans, AAS Meeting #231, id.#354.32 (Gilbert et al.)

WFIRST: Simulating the Wide-Field Sky, AAS Meeting #231, id.#354.02 (Peeples et al.)

WFIRST: Science from Deep Field Surveys, AAS Meeting #231, id.#153.03 (Koekemoer et al.)


Reference Documents

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Final Report of the WFIRST-AFTA Science Definition Team

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

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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.

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