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ExoWorlds is ISRO's proposed exoplanet astronomy mission.

From IIST 2019-2020 Annual Report: https://www.iist.ac.in/sites/default/files/library/Annual%20Report%202019-20%20-%20Final%20compressed.pdf

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The study of extrasolar planets is revolutionizing modern astronomy. Envisaging a giant leap forward, a pioneering ISRO mission, ExoWorlds, is proposed, which holds the promise to be the world-leading facility in the next decade for studies of planets beyond the Solar System the Exoplanets. The efforts towards this future space telescope are led by IIST alongwith other ISRO Centres and the University of Cambridge. The mission will make major scientific breakthroughs in Exoplanet science and catapult India to the forefront of this emerging field. The proposed mission will be:
> The largest dedicated Exoplanet mission in the world
> The largest astronomy mission of ISRO
> The first astronomy mission of ISRO in L2 orbit
> The only mission of its kind and capability in the next decade globally

The ExoWorlds Consortium includes researchers from the premier institutes like TIFR-Mumbai, ARIES-Nainital, PRL-Ahmedabad, IUCAA-Pune, IIA-Bangalore, IISER-Kolkata, SNBNCBS-Kolkata, St Joseph College-Bangalore, Christ University-Bangalore.

IIST hosted the first in-person Team Meet of the ExoWorlds Mission from 4 6 January 2019. The meeting was inaugurated by Dr. VK Dadhwal, Director, IIST, and was attended by around 40 participants. Several sessions were planned and well executed to address various aspects of the mission. Discussion and brainstorming sessions on Payload Development, Payload Operation Centre, Ancillary Science with the mission, Science Planning and Observing Strategy, Capacity building in Modelling and Theory and Observations, Data Analysis Pipeline and Workshops & Public Outreach were conducted. These sessions witnessed active and focused participation from the team members.

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ExoWorlds : Proposed Astronomy Missioin

The study of extrasolar planets is revolutionizing modern astronomy. Envisaging a giant leap forward, a pioneering ISRO mission, ExoWorlds, is proposed which holds the promise to be the world-leading facility in the next decade forstudies of planets beyond the Solar System the Exoplanets. The efforts towards this future spacetelescope is led by IIST alongwith other ISRO Centres and the University of Cambridge. The mission will make major scientic breakthroughs in Exoplanet science and catapult India to the fore front of this emerging feld. IIST hosted the frst in-person Team Meet of the ExoWorlds Mission
from 4 6 January 2019. The meeting was inaugurated by Dr. VK Dadhwal, Director, IIST and was attended by around 40 participants. Several sessions were planned and well executed to address various aspects of the mission. Discussion and brain storming sessions on Payload Development, Payload Operation Centre, Ancillary Science with the mission, Science Planning and Observing Strategy, Capacity building in Modelling and Theory and Observations, Data Analysis Pipeline and Workshops & Public Outreach were conducted.
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Re: ExoWorlds - ISRO Exoplanet Mission
« Reply #1 on: 07/27/2022 07:54 pm »
From IIST 2018-2019 Annual Report: https://www.iist.ac.in/sites/default/files/library/Annual_Report_2018-2019Efileu.pdf

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IIST and the University of Cambridge had proposed for a space telescope ExoWorlds, designed to study the atmosphere of exoplanets. IIST hosted the ExoWorlds Team Meeting form January 4 to 6, 2019. The largest dedicated Exoplanet mission in the world, the mission is expected to make major scientific breakthroughs in Exoplanet science and bring India to the forefront in this emerging field.

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« Reply #2 on: 07/28/2022 02:57 am »
From an IIST newsletter [July 2019]: https://www.iist.ac.in/sites/default/files/library/7thconvocationspeech2019.pdf

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As a follow up of successful Astrosat mission of ISRO, IIST and the University of Cambridge had proposed for a space telescope ExoWorlds, designed to study the atmosphere of exoplanets. IIST hosted the ExoWorlds Team Meeting form January, 4 to 6 , 2019. The largest dedicated Exoplanet mission in the world, the mission is expected to make major scientific breakthroughs in Exoplanet science and bring India to the forefront in this emerging field.

Currently, 15 extramural funded research projects are being undertaken in IIST, of which 4 were sanctioned during last year. In past two years funds to the tune of Rs9.00 crore has been utilized by IIST faculty for research.
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