Vera C. Rubin Observatory Survey Strategy#

The survey strategy for the Vera C. Rubin Observatory is the result of balancing the four primary science drivers for the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST):

  • constraining dark energy and dark matter,

  • mapping the Milky Way and Local Volume,

  • exploring the transient universe, and

  • cataloging the Solar System,

while also attempting to include as much science for the entire astronomical community as possible.

Developing the survey strategy is a partnership between the project and community, guided by the Rubin Survey Cadence Optimization Committee (SCOC).