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SMESE: a combined UV-IR-X-gamma solar mission
Author(s): Anne A. Millard; Frederic Auchere; Cheng Fang; Weiqun Gan; Guillaume Molodij; Jean-Yves Prado; Frederic Rouesnel; Alain Semery; Gerard Trottet; Jean-Claude Vial; Yihua Yan; Ji Wu
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Paper Abstract

SMESE (SMall Explorer For the study of Solar Eruptions) is a Franco-Chinese microsatellite mission. The scientific objectives of SMESE are the study of coronal mass ejections and flares. Its payload consists of three instrument packages : LYOT, DESIR and HEBS. LYOT is composed of a Lyman α (121.6 nm) coronagraph, a Lyman α disk imager and a far UV disk imager. DESIR is an infrared telescope working at 35 μm and 150 μm. HEBS is a high energy burst spectrometer working in X rays and γ rays covering the 10 keV to 600 MeV range. SMESE will be launched around 2011, providing a unique opportunity of detecting and understanding eruptions at the maximum activity phase of the solar cycle in a wide range of energies. The instrumentation on board SMESE is described in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6266, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 62660J (13 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671912
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Anne A. Millard, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Univ Paris Sud 11 (France)
Frederic Auchere, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Univ Paris Sud 11 (France)
Cheng Fang, Nanjing Univ. (China)
Weiqun Gan, Purple Mountain Observatory (China)
Guillaume Molodij, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Jean-Yves Prado, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales, CNES/DSP/E2U (France)
Frederic Rouesnel, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Univ. Paris Sud 11 (France)
Alain Semery, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Gerard Trottet, Lab. d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Jean-Claude Vial, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Univ. Paris Sud 11 (France)
Yihua Yan, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Ji Wu, Ctr. for Space Science and Applied Research (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6266:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Martin J. L. Turner; Günther Hasinger, Editor(s)

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