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An introduction to the World Space Observatory-Ultraviolet spectrographs
Author(s): S. Hermanutz; J. Barnstedt; S. Diebold; H. R Elsener; P. R Ganz ; C. Kalkuhl; N. Kappelmann; M. Pfeifer; O. Tanirah; M. Sachkov; D. M. Schaadt; T. Schanz; B. M. Shustov; K. Werner
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Paper Abstract

The World Space Observatory Ultraviolet (WSO-UV) is a multinational mission under the leadership of Russia with contributions of Spain and Germany. The mission is part of the Spektrum series and launch is currently scheduled for 2016. It consists of a 1.7m mirror focusing on spectrographs in the range of 102-310 nm withh a resolution of R ≥ 55,000 for high resolution spectral observations, a long-slit-spectrograph for spatially resolved observations and an imager. According to the Phase-B-Study all spectrographs will use the same detectors built by the IAAT. These spectrographs are designed to observe cosmic plasma with temperatures of several ten thousands Kelvin and atomic transition lines of all important atoms and molecuules like H2, CO, OH eetc. In knowledge about the formation of galaxies and analyze the atmospheres of extrasolar planets and protoplanetary discs. To achieve these goals the IAAT designed in cooperation with the Leibniz-Institute for Analytical Sciences (ISAS Berlin) the spectrographs. In addition Tubingen develops and builds a new type of michrchannel plate detector based on gallim nitride cathods and a cross-strip-anode.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 844304 (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925147
Show Author Affiliations
S. Hermanutz, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
J. Barnstedt, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
S. Diebold, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
H. R Elsener, EMPA (Switzerland)
P. R Ganz , Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
C. Kalkuhl, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
N. Kappelmann, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
M. Pfeifer, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
O. Tanirah, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
M. Sachkov, Institute of Astronomy (Russian Federation)
D. M. Schaadt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
Clausthal Univ. of Technology (Germany)
T. Schanz, Eberhard Karls Univ Tübingen (Germany)
B. M. Shustov, Institute of Astronomy (Russian Federation)
K. Werner, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8443:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Stephen S. Murray; Jan-Willem A. den Herder, Editor(s)

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