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Status of the Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer (CHIPS) university-class explorer project
Author(s): Mark Hurwitz; Robert Davis; Simon Dawson; Patricia Dobson; William Donakowski; Assi Friedman; Geoffrey A. Gaines; Jerry Edelstein; Richelieu Hemphill; Jane Hoberman; Jeffrey Janicik; Patrick N. Jelinsky; Michael L. Lampton; Wiliam Marchant; Mario Marckwordt; Jareb Mirczak; Timothy P. Sasseen; Michael Sholl; Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Martin Sirk; David Stone; Steven Sulack; Ellen Riddle Taylor; Michael Veno; Jonathan Wolff
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Paper Abstract

We present a status report on CHIPS, the Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer. CHIPS is the first NASA University-Class Explorer (UNEX) project. CHIPS was selected in 1998 and is now scheduled for launch in December of 2002. The grazing incidence CHIPS spectrograph will survey the sky and record spectra of diffuse emission in the comparatively unexplored wavelength band between 90 and 260 Å. These data will provide important new constraints on the temperature, ionization state, and emission measure of hot plasma in the "local bubble" of the interstellar medium.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4854, Future EUV/UV and Visible Space Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation, (24 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459823
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Mark Hurwitz, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Robert Davis, SpaceDev, Inc. (United States)
Simon Dawson, SpaceDev, Inc. (United States)
Patricia Dobson, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
William Donakowski, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Assi Friedman, SpaceDev, Inc. (United States)
Geoffrey A. Gaines, Gaines Systems, Inc. (United States)
Jerry Edelstein, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Richelieu Hemphill, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Jane Hoberman, Space Sciences Lab./Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Jeffrey Janicik, SpaceDev, Inc. (United States)
Patrick N. Jelinsky, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Michael L. Lampton, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Wiliam Marchant, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Mario Marckwordt, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Jareb Mirczak, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Timothy P. Sasseen, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Michael Sholl, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Martin Sirk, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
David Stone, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Steven Sulack, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Ellen Riddle Taylor, Design Net Engineering Group (United States)
Michael Veno, SpaceDev, Inc. (United States)
Jonathan Wolff, SpaceDev, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4854:
Future EUV/UV and Visible Space Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation
J. Chris Blades; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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