Presentation on theme: "OFFICE OF SCIENCE 1 Large Synoptic Survey Telescope News since the February update Astronomy & Astrophysics Advisory Committee Telecon May 2012 Fred Borcherding/Nigel."— Presentation transcript:
OFFICE OF SCIENCE 1 Large Synoptic Survey Telescope News since the February update Astronomy & Astrophysics Advisory Committee Telecon May 2012 Fred Borcherding/Nigel Sharp/Kathy Turner
OFFICE OF SCIENCE 2 Budget and Schedule NSF MPS/AST $7.5M for LSST Design & Development in FY13 request Proposal for FY13-FY15 continued D&D is in hand DOE Office of Science/HEP $10M Major Item of Equipment request in FY13 Re-alignment of NSF/DOE schedules/budgets For MREFC start in Q4 of FY 2014, completion of major construction deliverables would occur in 2019 Survey begins October 2021 after two-year commissioning Total construction cost (including contingency, then-year dollars) of $457M NSF, $160M DOE, $39M private
OFFICE OF SCIENCE MREFC Construction Funding (taken from FY 13 request) 3
OFFICE OF SCIENCE 4 NSF MREFC panel report “[U]nanimous recommendation of LSST as the highest priority major science facility opportunity that should be the next project to receive NSF MREFC funds for construction.” Conditional on completion of NSF-DOE joint systems engineering review Signed letter of intent with DOE, addressing individual agency and joint interagency responsibilities, in anticipation of completion of a detailed NSF-DOE Memorandum of Understanding
OFFICE OF SCIENCE 5 Recommended additional reviews Separate cost estimation review – May 15/16 Total Project Cost (TPC) and methodology of PMCS were endorsed by NSF PDR in September 2011 Three external scrutineers to validate cost update (<$28M) and to consider cost and contingency substantiation Detailed Systems Engineering and NSF-DOE Interfaces Review – May 30-June 1 Interfaces between telescope (NSF portion) and camera (DOE portion) to ensure that all scope is accounted for Flow-through to science impact of any shortfalls in meeting detailed specifications
OFFICE OF SCIENCE 6 Interagency agreements Statement of Intent between DOE and NSF signed 4/16/2012 Signed by Dr Brinkman and Dr Marrett MOU to enter formal clearance process in May 2012 Declares scope of responsibilities, NSF as lead agency “… the two agencies together will support the integration, commissioning, and subsequent ten-year prime mission operations of the integrated LSST systems” Sent to OSTP/OMB with signed cover letter MOU: advanced draft in iteration Common baseline for scope, budget, schedule, and risk Agency oversight roles and responsibilities Integrated project office Development of mutually agreed data policy
OFFICE OF SCIENCE 7 LSST data policy LSST Data Policy is still in development. Data levels: Level 1 – raw data off telescope Level 2 – initial processing Level 3 – derived info – catalogs with parameters, shapes, colors Project is investigating financial contributions towards annual operations cost in return for data access, as well as other possible interests in joining the experiment, under terms yet to be negotiated. It is not likely that there will be unrestricted rights to the data: there will be access levels. It is also likely that there will not be redistribution rights (e.g. to use for any purpose or project you like). Initial position: Transients – free, open, immediate access Some level of raw data will be immediately accessible Annual release of catalogs of Level 3 data NSF-AST and DOE-HEP reserve approval rights over all agreements.