Planets and Moons  ID: 20277

LUVOIR spacecraft in orbit

The Large UV/Optical/IR Surveyor (LUVOIR) is a concept for a highly capable, multi-wavelength space observatory with ambitious science goals. This mission would enable great leaps forward in a broad range of science, from the epoch of reionization, through galaxy formation and evolution, star and planet formation, to solar system remote sensing. LUVOIR also has the major goal of characterizing a wide range of exoplanets, including those that might be habitable - or even inhabited.

LUVOIR is one of four Decadal Survey Mission Concept Studies initiated in Jan 2016. The study will extend over three years and will be executed by the Goddard Space Flight Center, under the leadership of a Science and Technology Definition Team (STDT) drawn from the community.

Animation Credits

Adriana Manrique Gutierrez (USRA): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems Inc.): Technical Support
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> LUVOIR