SOFIA Status and Future Prospects
March 2022

The content in this document was developed in preparation for the 2022 Astrophysics Senior Review. Certain elements reflect language that is written in a proposal style and respond to proposal requirements. This SOFIA Status and Future Prospects report is based on information as of or before January 2022.

SOFIA Response to the Flagship Mission Review
30 September 2020

This document provides a complete response from the SOFIA Project to the recommendations provided by the SOFIA five-year flagship mission review (FMR) held in April 2019. The FMR reviewed the current state of SOFIA science operations, science productivity, and observatory plans for the next five years.

The Making of SOFIA: The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, 1985−2016
September 2016

NASA’s Kuiper Airborne Observatory, 1971–1995: An Operations Retrospective With a View to SOFIA
December 2013

SOFIA Science Utilization Policies : General rules for the generation and utilization of SOFIA science data. Approved and signed by the NASA Astrophysics Division Director, Dr. Jon Morse.