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The Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE) system overview
Author(s): James H. Tutt; Randall L. McEntaffer; Benjamin Donovan; Ted B. Schultz; Michael P. Biskach; Kai-Wing Chan; John D. Kearney; James R. Mazzarella; Ryan S. McClelland; Raul E. Riveros; Timo T. Saha; Michal Hlinka; William W. Zhang; Matthew R. Soman; Andrew D. Holland; Matthew R. Lewis; Karen Holland; Neil J. Murray
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Paper Abstract

The Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE) is a sub-orbital rocket payload that will make the highest spectral resolution astronomical observation of the soft X-ray Universe to date. Capella, OGRE’s science target, has a well-defined line emission spectrum and is frequently used as a calibration source for X-ray observatories such as Chandra. This makes Capella an excellent target to test the technologies on OGRE, many of which have not previously flown. Through the use of state-of-the-art X-ray optics, co-aligned arrays of off-plane reflection gratings, and an X-ray camera based around four Electron Multiplying CCDs, OGRE will act as a proving ground for next generation X-ray spectrometers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10699, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 106996H (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2311813
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James H. Tutt, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Randall L. McEntaffer, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Benjamin Donovan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Ted B. Schultz, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Michael P. Biskach, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Kai-Wing Chan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
John D. Kearney, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
James R. Mazzarella, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ryan S. McClelland, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Raul E. Riveros, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Timo T. Saha, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Michal Hlinka, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
William W. Zhang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Matthew R. Soman, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andrew D. Holland, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
Matthew R. Lewis, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
Karen Holland, XCAM Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Neil J. Murray, Dynamic Imaging Analytics Ltd. (United Kingdom)


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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