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Astrophysics Program Offices

Technology Development

Addressing the fundamental questions:

“How does the universe work?”
“How did we get here?”
“Are we alone?”


ABTR 2019

2019 Astrophysics Biennial Technology Report (ABTR)

This ABTR is the inaugural issue of a joint technology reporting from the three Astrophysics science-theme-focused Program Offices -- Physics of the Cosmos (PCOS), Cosmic Origins (COR), and Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP).

We expect to release the next ABTR in mid-2022.


2019 abtr


View current and previous technology reports and highlights.

Hardware Gallery


View the latest technology hardware being developed.

2019 poster


View posters presented by the Program Offices at national conferences.

About the PCOS and COR Program Offices

About the PCOS and COR Program Offices

The Physics of the Cosmos (PCOS) and Cosmic Origins (COR) Program Offices were set up by NASA HQ Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Astrophysics Division (APD) to support aspects of these focused astrophysics science themes.

Technology Gaps

Technology Gap Priorities

Technology Database

Tech Database

Program Benefits

Program Benefits

Technology Gap Submission Form

The Program Office solicits community input on gaps between the current state of the art and technology needed for the strategic missions of the coming decades to achieve science goals. The next prioritization will take place in 2022.

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