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Optical design of the Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment
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Paper Abstract

The Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE) is a soft X-ray spectroscopy suborbital rocket payload scheduled for launch in Q3 2020 from Wallops Flight Facility. The payload will serve as a testbed for several key technologies which can help achieve the desired performance increases for the next generation of X-ray spectrographs and other space-based missions: monocrystalline silicon X-ray mirrors developed at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, reflection gratings manufactured at The Pennsylvania State University, and electron-multiplying CCDs developed by the Open University and XCAM Ltd. With these three technologies, OGRE hopes to obtain the highest-resolution on-sky soft X-ray spectrum to date. We discuss the optical design of the OGRE payload.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10699, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 106993U (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312219
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Benjamin D. Donovan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Randall L. McEntaffer, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
James H. Tutt, 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)
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Kai-Wing Chan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
The Univ. of Maryland (United States)
Michal Hlinka, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
John D. Kearney, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
James R. Mazzarella, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Ryan S. McClelland, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Raul E. Riveros, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
The Univ. of Maryland (United States)
Timo T. Saha, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
William W. Zhang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Andrew D. Holland, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
Matthew R. Lewis, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
Matthew R. Soman, 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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