Dr. Chen Heinrich presented a hyperwall talk at the 240th American Astronomical Society Meeting in Pasadena, CA on June 15th, 2022. Taking place at the large NASA booth, Dr. Heinrich’s talk focused on SPHEREx’s three primary science themes of cosmic inflation, the evolution of galaxies and structure in the universe, and the trail of water ice in the Milky Way’s interstellar medium, as well as on the technical implementation of the project. The talk was well received, and helped the wider astronomical community understand SPHEREx’s scientific goals, implementation, and the wide range of data products that will be released throughout the lifetime of the mission.
In this timelapse movie, scientists and engineers can be seen preparing NASA’s SPHEREx space telescope for tests inside a vacuum chamber at Caltech that simulates the environment of space.Read More
The SPHEREx team completed the first successful testing of the SPHEREx flight instrument – detector assemblies, telescope, and thermal control system.Read More
The SPHEREx mission will create a 3D map of the entire sky. Its cutting-edge instruments require a custom-built chamber to make sure they’ll be ready to operate in space. After three years of design and construction, a monthlong boat ride across the Pacific Ocean, and a lift from a 30-ton crane, the customized test chamber for NASA’s upcoming SPHEREx mission has finally reached its destination...Read More