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The EUI flight instrument of Solar Orbiter: from optical alignment to end-to-end calibration
Author(s): J.-P. Halain; E. Renotte; F. Auchère; D. Berghmans; F. Delmotte; L. Harra; W. Schmutz; U. Schühle; R. Aznar Cuadrado; C. Dumesnil; M. Gyo; T. Kennedy; C. Verbeeck; J. Barbay; B. Giordanengo; S. Gissot ; A. Gottwald; K. Heerlein; M.-L. Hellin; A. Hermans; V. Hervier; L. Jacques; C. Laubis; A. Mazzoli; S. Meining; R. Mercier; A. Philippon; S. Roose; L. Rossi; F. Scholze; P. Smith; L. Teriaca; X. Zhang; P. Rochus
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Paper Abstract

The Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) instrument for the Solar Orbiter mission will image the solar corona in the extreme ultraviolet (17.1 nm and 30.4 nm) and in the vacuum ultraviolet (121.6 nm) spectral ranges. The development of the EUI instrument has been successfully completed with the optical alignment of its three channels’ telescope, the thermal and mechanical environmental verification, the electrical and software validations, and an end-toend on-ground calibration of the two-units’ flight instrument at the operating wavelengths. The instrument has been delivered and installed on the Solar Orbiter spacecraft, which is now undergoing all preparatory activities before launch.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10699, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 106990H (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2309339
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J.-P. Halain, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)
European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
E. Renotte, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)
AMOS (Belgium)
F. Auchère, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (France)
D. Berghmans, Royal Observatory of Belgium (Belgium)
F. Delmotte, Lab. Charles Fabry, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Saclay (France)
L. Harra, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
W. Schmutz, Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos (Switzerland)
U. Schühle, Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung (Germany)
R. Aznar Cuadrado, Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung (Germany)
C. Dumesnil, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (France)
M. Gyo, Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos (Switzerland)
T. Kennedy, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
C. Verbeeck, Royal Observatory of Belgium (Belgium)
J. Barbay, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (France)
B. Giordanengo, Royal Observatory of Belgium (Belgium)
S. Gissot , Royal Observatory of Belgium (Belgium)
A. Gottwald, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
K. Heerlein, Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung (Germany)
M.-L. Hellin, Ctr. Spatial de Liège, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)
A. Hermans, Ctr. Spatial de Liège, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)
V. Hervier, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (France)
L. Jacques, Ctr. Spatial de Liège, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)
C. Laubis, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
A. Mazzoli, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)
S. Meining, Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung (Germany)
R. Mercier, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (France)
A. Philippon, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (France)
S. Roose, Ctr. Spatial de Liège, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)
L. Rossi, Ctr. Spatial de Liège, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)
F. Scholze, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
P. Smith, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
L. Teriaca, Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung (Germany)
X. Zhang, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (France)
P. Rochus, Ctr. Spatial de Liège, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10699:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Shouleh Nikzad; Kazuhiro Nakazawa, Editor(s)

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