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Ultraviolet Italian Sky Surveyor (UVISS) on the International Space Station (ISS): study report
Author(s): Pier Luigi Bernacca; Elio Antonello; F. Bertola; Andrea Preite Martinez; Roberto Stalio; Santo Catalano; L. Maraschi; Marcello Rodono; Giuseppe Tondello; Gabriele E. Villa; M. Badiali; Giovanni Bonanno; Andrea Bucconi; L. Buson; D. Cardini; A. Cavaliere; P. Ceccherini; D. Martino; M. Della Valle; A. Emanuele; Renato Falomo; C. Facchinetti; E. Fantino; Anna Gregorio; Alessandro C. Lanzafame; C. Mirra; U. Munari; Giampiero Naletto; I. Pagano; Maria-Guglielmina Pelizzo; P. Pizzolati; Luca Poletto; Roberto Ragazzoni; R. Rampazzo; Bortolino Saggin; Salvatore Scuderi; Paolo Trampus; Michela C. Uslenghi; Mario Zannoni; Giovanna Zennaro; A. Bressan
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Paper Abstract

A Mission into Hot Phenomena in the Universe is proposed by means of a small telescope of 50 cm aperture accommodated on the International Space Station. Two operating modes are envisaged: 3 angstrom dispersion imaging spectroscopy in the 90 - 320 nm range (1st priority) or wide field (1 degree) medium bandwidth imaging in the same range but Ly-(alpha) (2nd priority). It will use a pointing platform attached to an Express Pallet Adapter available to the Italian Space Agency (ASI) more than 4 - 6 months per year. During a life time of 6 yr focal plane instruments may be changed when on-ground refurbishment occurs. With reasonable exposure times hot thermal sources as faint as V equals 19 - 2 can be observed in the spectroscopy mode at 110 nm and active chromospheres on cool stars as faint as V equals 15 at 250 nm can be monitored. Assessment of FUV imaging is underway, possibly providing observations of hot sources as faint as V equals 21 - 22. Nominal uplift to ISS is set in Autumn 2005.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4139, Instrumentation for UV/EUV Astronomy and Solar Missions, (18 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.410523
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Pier Luigi Bernacca, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)and Osservatorio Astronomico di Asagio (Italy)
Elio Antonello, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
F. Bertola, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy) and Osservatorio Astronomico di Padua (Italy)
Andrea Preite Martinez, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
Roberto Stalio, Ctr. for Advanced Research in Space Optics (Italy) and Univ. degli Studi di Trieste (Italy)
Santo Catalano, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
L. Maraschi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Marcello Rodono, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Giuseppe Tondello, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy) and Univ. degli Studi di Padova/INFM (Italy)
Gabriele E. Villa, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica (Italy)
M. Badiali, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
Giovanni Bonanno, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Andrea Bucconi, Ctr. for Advanced Research in Space Optics (Italy)
L. Buson, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
D. Cardini, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
A. Cavaliere, Microgravity Advanced Research and Support Ctr. (Italy)
P. Ceccherini, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
D. Martino, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
M. Della Valle, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
A. Emanuele, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale (Italy)
Renato Falomo, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padua (Italy)
C. Facchinetti, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padua (Italy)
E. Fantino, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
Anna Gregorio, Ctr. for Advanced Research in Space Optics (Italy)
Alessandro C. Lanzafame, Osservatorio Astrofisica di Catania (Italy)
C. Mirra, Microgravity Advanced Research and Support Ctr. (Italy)
U. Munari, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy) and Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 5 (Italy)
Giampiero Naletto, Univ. degli Studi di Padova/INFM (Italy)
I. Pagano, Osservatorio Astrofisica di Catania (Italy)
Maria-Guglielmina Pelizzo, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
P. Pizzolati, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica (Italy)
Luca Poletto, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy) and Univ. degli Studi di Padova/INFM (Italy)
Roberto Ragazzoni, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
R. Rampazzo, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Bortolino Saggin, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Salvatore Scuderi, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Paolo Trampus, Ctr. for Advanced Research in Space Optics (Italy)
Michela C. Uslenghi, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica (Italy)
Mario Zannoni, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica (Italy)
Giovanna Zennaro, Ctr. for Advanced Research in Space Optics (Italy)
A. Bressan, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4139:
Instrumentation for UV/EUV Astronomy and Solar Missions
Silvano Fineschi; Clarence M. Korendyke; Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Bruce E. Woodgate, Editor(s)

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