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Design and performance of the Exo-planet Characterisation Observatory (EChO) integrated payload
Author(s): Bruce Swinyard; Marcel Tessenyi; Giovanna Tinetti; Ingo Waldmann; Paul Eccleston; Marc Ferlet; Ranah Irshad; Tanya Lim; Kevin Middleton; Tom Bradshaw; Martin Crook; Tom Hunt; Berend Winter; Ian Bryson; Naidu Bezawada; William Taylor; Neil Bowles; Enzo Pascale; Gianluca Morgante; Emanuele Pace; Alberto Adriani; Jean-Michel Reess; Pierre Drossart; Vincent Coudé du Foresto; Marc Ollivier; Roland Ottensamer; Mirek Rataj; Gonzalo Ramos Zapata; Jan-Rutger Schrader; Avri Selig; Kate Isaak; Martin Linder; Ludovic Puig; Paul Hartogh; Christophe Lovis; Giusi Micela; Ignasi Ribas; Ignas Snellen; Jean-Phillippe Beaulieu
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Paper Abstract

The Exoplanet Characterisation Observatory (EChO) mission was one of the proposed candidates for the European Space Agency’s third medium mission within the Cosmic Vision Framework. EChO was designed to observe the spectra from transiting exoplanets in the 0.55-11 micron band with a goal of covering from 0.4 to 16 microns. The mission and its associated scientific instrument has now undergone a rigorous technical evaluation phase and we report here on the outcome of that study phase, update the design status and review the expected performance of the integrated payload and satellite.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 91432E (28 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056433
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Bruce Swinyard, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Marcel Tessenyi, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Giovanna Tinetti, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Ingo Waldmann, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Paul Eccleston, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Marc Ferlet, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Ranah Irshad, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Tanya Lim, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Kevin Middleton, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Tom Bradshaw, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Martin Crook, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Tom Hunt, Mullard Space Science Lab., Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Berend Winter, Mullard Space Science Lab., Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Ian Bryson, Royal Observatory, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Naidu Bezawada, Royal Observatory, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
William Taylor, Royal Observatory, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Neil Bowles, Oxford Univ. (United Kingdom)
Enzo Pascale, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Gianluca Morgante, INAF - IASF Bologna, CNR (Italy)
Emanuele Pace, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Alberto Adriani, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
Jean-Michel Reess, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Pierre Drossart, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Vincent Coudé du Foresto, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Marc Ollivier, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)
Roland Ottensamer, Institut für Astrophysik, Univ. Wien (Austria)
Mirek Rataj, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
Gonzalo Ramos Zapata, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
Jan-Rutger Schrader, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Avri Selig, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Kate Isaak, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Martin Linder, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Ludovic Puig, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Paul Hartogh, Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung (Germany)
Christophe Lovis, Observatoire de Genève, Univ. Genève (Switzerland)
Giusi Micela, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo (Italy)
Ignasi Ribas, Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (Spain)
Ignas Snellen, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Jean-Phillippe Beaulieu, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9143:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Mark Clampin; Giovanni G. Fazio; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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