The Science Center hosted two workshops in the summer of 2020 to help create a plan and timeline, or a “roadmap,” for SOFIA’s instrument development during 2020-2025. These workshops are organized in response to a request from NASA to develop such a roadmap by September 1, 2020 after the termination of the HIRMES instrument development on April 1, 2020.
The first workshop took place June 22-24, 2020, focusing on cases for new instruments/upgrades and generating community feedback. The second workshop, focused on instrument concepts and feasibilities, was held on July 27-29, 2020.
SOFIA Instrument Guide
Next Generation call for proposals charts
SOFIA Command Language Users Manual (SOF-DA-MAN-OP02-2181)
2018 Science Instrument Development Library
2018 Next Generation Science Instrument Pre-proposal Workshops
Inside NASA’s SOFIA Airborne Astronomical Observatory
Inside the Heart of SOFIA
SOFIA: Astronomy from the Stratosphere
SOFIA Southern Deployment Instrument Change
Finding Helium Hydride, The Universe's First Type of Molecule