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Visible/infrared spectrometer for EChO
Author(s): O. Krause; A. M. Glauser; R. van Boekel; M. Güdel; T. Henning; M. R. Meyer; D. M. Stam; B. Vandenbussche; U. Grözinger; U. Klaas; R. Lenzen; F. Müller; R. Ottensamer; S. P. Quanz; E. Renotte; R.-R. Rohloff; H.-M. Schmid; J.-R. Schrader; U. J. Wehmeier
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Paper Abstract

The Exoplanet Characterisation Observatory (EChO) is a medium class mission candidate within ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 program on space science. EChO will be equipped with a visible to infrared spectrometer covering the wavelength range from 0.4 - 11 μm (goal: 16 μm) at a spectral resolving power between 30 and 300 in order to characterize the atmospheres of known transiting extrasolar planets ranging from Hot Jupiters to Super Earths. In this paper we will present first results from the dedicated study of the EChO science payload carried out by our EChO Instrument Consortium during the assessment phase of the mission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2012
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8442, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 84421H (21 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927157
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O. Krause, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
A. M. Glauser, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
R. van Boekel, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
M. Güdel, Univ. Wien (Austria)
T. Henning, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
M. R. Meyer, Institute for Astronomy, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
D. M. Stam, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
B. Vandenbussche, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
U. Grözinger, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
U. Klaas, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
R. Lenzen, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
F. Müller, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
R. Ottensamer, Univ. Wien (Austria)
S. P. Quanz, Institute for Astronomy, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
E. Renotte, Ctr. Spatial de Liège, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)
R.-R. Rohloff, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
H.-M. Schmid, Institute for Astronomy, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
J.-R. Schrader, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
U. J. Wehmeier, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8442:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Mark C. Clampin; Giovanni G. Fazio; Howard A. MacEwen; Jacobus M. Oschmann, Editor(s)

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