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Exploratory Submm Space Radio-Interferometric Telescope (ESPRIT)
Author(s): Thijs W. de Graauw; J. Cernicharo; Wolfgang Wild; A. Bos; Jaap D. Bregman; Luigi L. A. D'Arcio; Jan-Willem den Herder; A. W. Gunst; F. Helmich; Brian D. Jackson; P. Maat; Jesus Martin-Pintado; Jan E. Noordam; Andreas Quirrenbach; Peter R. Roelfsema; Lars B. Venema; Paul Wesselius; Pavel A. Yagoubov
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Paper Abstract

The far-infrared (FIR) wavelength regime has become of prime importance for astrophysics. Observations of ionic, atomic and molecular lines, many of them present in the FIR, provide important and unique information on the star and planet formation process occurring in interstellar clouds, and on the lifecycle of gas and dust in general. As these regions are heavily obscured by dust, FIR observations are the only means of getting insight in the physical and chemical conditions and their evolution. These investigations require, besides high spectral, also high angular resolution in order to match the small angular sizes of star forming cores and circum-stellar disks. We present here a mission concept, ESPRIT, which will provide both, in a wavelength regime not accessible from ground by ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array), nor with JWST (James Webb Space Telescope).

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552610
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Thijs W. de Graauw, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
Univ. Leiden (Netherlands)
J. Cernicharo, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Spain)
Wolfgang Wild, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute (Netherlands)
A. Bos, ASTRON (Netherlands)
Jaap D. Bregman, ASTRON (Netherlands)
Luigi L. A. D'Arcio, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
Jan-Willem den Herder, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
A. W. Gunst, ASTRON (Netherlands)
F. Helmich, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
Brian D. Jackson, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
P. Maat, ASTRON (Netherlands)
Jesus Martin-Pintado, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Spain)
Jan E. Noordam, ASTRON (Netherlands)
Andreas Quirrenbach, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
Peter R. Roelfsema, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute (Netherlands)
Lars B. Venema, ASTRON (Netherlands)
Paul Wesselius, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute (Netherlands)
Pavel A. Yagoubov, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5487:
Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes
John C. Mather, Editor(s)

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