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Overview of the 4m baseline architecture concept of the habitable exoplanet imaging mission (HabEx) study
Author(s): Gary M. Kuan; Keith Warfield; Bertrand Mennesson; Alina Kiessling; Stefan Martin; Joel A. Nissen; Stuart B. Shaklan; Oscar S. Alvarez-Salazar; Milan Mandic; David R. Webb; H. Philip Stahl; Steve Warwick
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Paper Abstract

The Habitable Exoplanet Imaging Mission (HabEx) Study is one of four studies sponsored by NASA for consideration by the 2020 Decadal Survey Committee as a potential flagship astrophysics mission. A primary science directive of HabEx would be to image and characterize potential habitable exoplanets around nearby stars. As such, the baseline design of the HabEx observatory includes two complimentary starlight suppression systems that reveal the reflected light from the exoplanet – an internal coronagraph instrument, and an external, formation-flying starshade occulter. In addition, two general astrophysics instruments are baselined: a high-resolution ultraviolet spectrograph, and an ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared (UV/Vis/NIR), multi-purpose, wide-field imaging camera and spectrograph. In this paper, we present the baseline architecture concept for a 4m HabEx telescope, including key requirements and a description of the mission and payload designs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2018
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 106980Q (24 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2314241
Show Author Affiliations
Gary M. Kuan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Keith Warfield, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Bertrand Mennesson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Alina Kiessling, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Stefan Martin, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Joel A. Nissen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Stuart B. Shaklan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Oscar S. Alvarez-Salazar, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Milan Mandic, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
David R. Webb, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
H. Philip Stahl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Steve Warwick, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10698:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Makenzie Lystrup; Howard A. MacEwen; Giovanni G. Fazio; Natalie Batalha; Nicholas Siegler; Edward C. Tong, Editor(s)

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