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Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) is a prime-focus, fiber-fed multi object spectrograph for Subaru Observatory. JPL and Caltech are partnering with IPMU, NAOJ, ASIAA, LNA, JHU, Princeton, and LAM in developing PFS. JPL, Caltech, and ASIAA share responsibility for development of the Prime Focus Instrument (PFI) including the 2,400-fiber Cobra positioner.

Key Pasadena Personnel

  • Lead Scientist - Richard Ellis; PFI Scientist - Michael Seiffert
  • PFI subsystems engineering - Johannes Gross, Chaz Morantz, Roger Smith, and Michael Seiffert
  • JPL Management - Robin Bruno; Caltech Management - Richard Dekany

Project Status

  • PFS is in Preliminary Design, having successfully passed CoDR on March 19, 2012.
    • A Preliminary Design Review is expected in January 2013.

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