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FINESSE

(Fast Infrared Exoplanet Spectroscopy Survey Explorer)
(planned space mission for exoplanet spectrography)

FINESSE (for Fast Infrared Exoplanet Spectroscopy Survey Explorer) was a planned space observatory to perform infrared spectrographic observations of 500 extra-solar planets. It was a NASA MIDEX (Medium-class Explorers Program) candidate proposal for a 2019 decision. A 2023 launch date was targeted with a mission of at least two years. It would reside at the Earth-Sun L2 Lagrangian point. In February 2019, NASA selected a competing proposal, SPHEREx. The FINESSE plan was considered redundant, given the ESA ARIEL plan.


(plan,past,spacecraft,NASA,exoplanets,spectrography,infrared,L2)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_Infrared_Exoplanet_Spectroscopy_Survey_Explorer
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/fast-infrared-exoplanet-spectroscopy-survey-explorer-finesse/
https://cor.gsfc.nasa.gov/copag/AAS_Jan2018/bean_finesse_case.pdf

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