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Current status of the Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer (CHIPS) university-class explorer mission
Author(s): Mark Hurwitz
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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, and was launched on January 13, 2003. The grazing incidence CHIPS spectrograph is surveying selected regions of the sky for diffuse emission in the comparatively unexplored wavelength band between 90 and 260 Å. These data are providing 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: 8 December 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5164, UV/EUV and Visible Space Instrumentation for Astronomy II, (8 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.510418
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Mark Hurwitz, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5164:
UV/EUV and Visible Space Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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