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... E Statement of Task and Scope STATEMENT OF TASK • The Committee on Astro2010 will survey the field of space- and groundbased astronomy and astrophysics, recommending priorities for the most important scientific and technical activities of the decade 2010-2020. • The principal goals of the study will be to carry out an assessment of activities in astronomy and astrophysics, including both new and previously identified concepts, and to prepare a concise report that will be addressed to the agencies supporting the field, the congressional committees with jurisdiction over those agencies, the scientific community, and the public.
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... The study will review the federal research programs that support work in the field, including the astrophysics program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) , the astronomy program at the National Science Foundation (NSF)
From page 267...
... aPPendIx e unrealized projects, and it will not be assumed that they will go forward. Projects that are sufficiently developed in terms of engineering design and technology development to have been given a formal start by the sponsoring agency would not, in general, be subject to reprioritization.
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