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SSSC/SITR Meeting NASA-ARC, September 28/29, 2009 Dietmar Lilienthal, DLR. Status of DSI contract. ● DSI-contract between DLR and University Stuttgart has been successful negotiated and finally signed end of April, 2009
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● DSI-contract between DLR and University Stuttgart has been successful
negotiated and finally signed end of April, 2009
Contract has been extended for additional four years (up to end of 2012)
● Selection of Observatory Deputy Director
Based on an announcement by University Stuttgart several candidates applied
for the position as Observatory Deputy Director
The US-German Search Committee (nominated by SSC/SSPC) recommended
one of the candidates to NASA/DLR
DLR followed the recommendation and encouraged the DSI to confirm the
The selection process at DSI is currently still ongoing (but close to completion)
Due to the project delays the German Instruments GREAT and FIFI-LS were
funded via additional DLR grants during transitory time from Jan 2008 – Dec 2009
(originally not foreseen in DLR`s medium-term funding budget)
ensure availability of GREAT instrument team and Early Science deployment
(scheduled for first half of 2009).
Ditto for FIFI deployment, once anticipated for end of 09
GREAT Preship Review at MPIfR was successfully performed on Dec. 4/5, 2008;
FIFI-LS PSR was scheduled for mid 09.
Beginning 09 a general project delay was announced, which required adjustments
of schedule for science flights
GREAT flights: postponed to fall 2010 – spring 2011
FIFI-LS flights: postponed to mid 2011
Consequences: funding period for both instruments had to be extended for
additional two years (term of validity is now up to Dec 2011)
Required additional funding comes from SOFIA budget reserves, resulting in
reduced flexibility of DSI contributions
Current concern due to recent schedule developments:
Funding period might be not sufficient in particular for FIFI-LS. Hence additional
money is absorbed by the instrument teams until first science data are acquired
● Visit of NASA-HQ at DLR scheduled for Oct 15, 2009 to discuss and complete open points of JSPP II, and finally sign the document
● SSC/SSPC Meeting scheduled for Dec 3/4, 2009 @ DSI in Stuttgart, Germany