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Yes. Legacy Science Team data is available via the Spitzer Archive interface or on the web at our Popular Products site. Data analysis tools are available via our Contributed Software site.
Yes. Because of the large amounts of observing time awarded to approved Legacy Science teams, and the fact that foreign-based teams are ineligible for NASA financial support, the proposals from non-US based proposals were required to submit a credible let...
Yes. In general, the SSC adopts the same approach; that is, to utilize existing data analysis packages/tools to the maximum extent possible, and to develop only those unique capabilities required for Spitzer.
No. The proposals were judged based on the technical information provided on the Spitzer web site, including the Call for Proposals and the Spitzer Observer's Manual. There was no requirement or need to include instrument team members or SSC scientists in...
No. The Legacy Science Program has always been identified as a program that will be based on the best science proposals submitted. THERE WERE NO PRE-IDENTIFIED SCIENCE AREAS FOR LEGACY SCIENCE. All Legacy science proposals were judged equally by the Time ...
Yes. There was no restriction on the level of participation of any scientist. The SSC developed conflict of interest guidelines for its science staff so that they are aware of the community sensitivities, and so that the community can be confident that al...
As part of the closeout for the Spitzer cryogenic mission custody of Spitzer documentation was transferred from the Spitzer Science Center to the Infrared Science Archive (IRSA) in April of 2011. However some information needed to run the warm mission was...
There are three characteristics that distinguish the Spitzer Legacy Science Program from GO investigations: * They must be _large coherent_ science investigations, not reproducible by any reasonable number or combination of smaller General Observer pro...
The unique and innovative Spitzer Legacy Science Program was motivated by a desire to enable large observing programs early during Spitzer's prime mission, with the goal of creating a substantial database of archived observations that can be utilized by s...
The Original Legacy Science Program is comprised of six large-scale peer-reviewed investigations selected in November 2000. The six approved projects utilize 3160 hours of Spitzer observing time, primarily in the first year of the mission, and integrate s...
Intermediate and final post-pipeline data products developed by Legacy Science teams must be delivered to the SSC on a schedule defined by the team in their proposal. The schedule is consistent with the boundary conditions described in the Call for Propos...
Leopard is now retired as the Spitzer archive interface. The primary place where you should be downloading Spitzer data is now the Spitzer Heritage Archive (SHA), which is resident at the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive (IRSA) at the Infrared Proces...