Welcome to the Astrophysics Technology Development Portfolio
This database is updated annually and indexes technology development projects funded by the NASA Astrophysics Division. The portfolio includes information about the Strategic Astrophysics Technology (SAT), Astrophysics Research and Analysis (APRA), and Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship (RTF) projects, along with other competed and direct-funded technology projects.

Astrophysics is the science that studies the universe. The Astrophysics Division funds and manages missions and studies that seek to broaden our understanding of our place in the universe. This work addresses three big questions: How does the universe work? How did we get here? Are we alone? These three themes are managed by the Physics of the Cosmos (PCOS), Cosmic Origins (COR), and Exoplanet Exploration (ExEP) Programs, respectively. The breadth and scope of astrophysics can be summed up by simply saying that if it is located outside our Solar System, we are interested in studying it. Astrophysics is humankind's scientific endeavor to understand the universe and our place it it.

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ExEP
PCOS
APRA and RTF Portfolios are managed by HQ
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Research
Research Area
Detector Development
Ground-Based Observations
Laboratory Astrophysics
Suborbital Investigation: Balloon
Suborbital Investigation: Sounding Rocket
Suborbital-class Investigation: CubeSat
Suborbital-class Investigation: ISS
Supporting Technology
Other
Research Category
Basic/Advanced Space/Suborbital Instrumentation
Data Use and Guest Observer Activities
Future mission concepts
Ground-Based Field Research Supporting NASA Missions
IT/data/Info Systems & Tools Development
Lab Investigations for Earth and Space Science
Suborbital/ISS/CubeSat Investigations
Technology Development
Theory/Computer Modeling
Technology Type
Technology Area
    Cooling System
    Coronagraph
    Detector
    Electronics
    Extreme Prec Radial Vel
    Laser
    Metrology/Structure
    Micropropulsion
    Optical Coating
    Optics
    Starshade
    Telescope
    Other
    Not Tech Development
Signal Type
    Cosmic Ray
    Far IR
    Gamma Ray
    Grav. Wave
    Mid IR
    Molecular/Isotope/Plasma
    Near IR
    RF/Microwave
    Sub-mm
    UV
    UV/Optical
    UVOIR
    Optical/Visible
    X Ray
    Other
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