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SuperHERO: the next generation hard x-ray HEROES telescope
Author(s): Jessica A. Gaskin; Steven D. Christe; Ronald F. Elsner; Kiranmayee Kilaru; Brian D. Ramsey; Paul Seller; Albert Y. Shih; David W. Stuchlik; Douglas A. Swartz; Allyn F. Tennant; Bruce Weddendorf; Matthew D. Wilson; Colleen A. Wilson-Hodge
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Paper Abstract

SuperHERO is a new high-resolution, Long Duration Balloon-capable, hard-x-ray (20-75 keV) focusing telescope for making novel astrophysics and heliophysics observations. The SuperHERO payload, currently in its proposal phase, is being developed jointly by the Astrophysics Office at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the Solar Physics Laboratory and the Wallops Flight Facility at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. SuperHERO is a follow-on payload to the High Energy Replicated Optics to Explore the Sun (HEROES) balloon-borne telescope that recently flew from Fort Sumner, NM in September of 2013, and will utilize many of the same features. Significant enhancements to the HEROES payload will be made, including the addition of optics, novel solid-state multi-pixel CdTe detectors, integration of the Wallops Arc-Second Pointer and a significantly lighter gondola suitable for Long Duration Flights.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2014
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91443Z (25 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2058713
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Jessica A. Gaskin, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Steven D. Christe, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ronald F. Elsner, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Kiranmayee Kilaru, Universities Space Research Association (United States)
Brian D. Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Paul Seller, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Albert Y. Shih, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
David W. Stuchlik, NASA Wallops Flight Facility (United States)
Douglas A. Swartz, Universities Space Research Association (United States)
Allyn F. Tennant, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Bruce Weddendorf, Weddendorf Design, Inc. (United States)
Matthew D. Wilson, Universities Space Research Association (United States)
Colleen A. Wilson-Hodge, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9144:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Mark Bautz, Editor(s)

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