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Exoplanet Exploration Program

Nearby Stars List -
Future efforts to directly image exoplanets will concentrate on the nearest and brightest stars. A catalog listing the properties of such stars is now available at NExSCI for use in planning such missions (e.g. WFIRST-AFTA).

NASA Astrophysics Program Websites:

Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP) -

  • Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG) -
    The ExoPAG is responsible for soliciting and coordinating community input into the development and execution of NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP). It serves as a community-based, interdisciplinary forum for analysis in support of activity prioritization and for future exploration.

Physics of the Cosmos (PCOS) -

  • Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG) -
    The PHYSPAG serves as a forum for soliciting and coordinating input and analysis from the scientific community in support of the PCOS program objectives.

Cosmic Origins (COR) -

  • Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) -
    The COPAG is constituted by the NASA Astrophysics Subcommittee (ApS) to support community coordination and analysis of scientific and technological issues impacting NASA's Cosmic Origins Program.

Explorers -
NASA’s program of Small Explorer (SMEX) misisons. The Explorers Program provides frequent flight opportunities for world-class scientific investigations from space utilizing innovative, streamlined and efficient management approaches within the heliophysics and astrophysics science areas

Exoplanet Exploration Program Mission Websites:

Kepler -

K2 -


NN-Explore -


NExScI -

Other NASA Exoplanet mission websites: