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EXCEED: an extreme ultraviolet spectrometer onboard SPRINT-A
Author(s): Go Murakami; Kazuo Yoshioka; Atsushi Yamazaki; Kazunori Uemizu; Hiroaki Ishii; Kentaro Uji; Ichiro Yoshikawa; Masato Kagitani; Fuminori Tsuchiya
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Paper Abstract

The extreme ultraviolet (EUV) telescope EXCEED (Extreme Ultraviolet Spectroscope for Exospheric Dynamics) onboard the Japan's small satellite SPRINT-A will be launched in August 2013. The EXCEED instrument will observe tenuous gases and plasmas around the planets in the solar system (e.g., Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn). The EXCEED instrument is designed to have a spectral range of 60-145 nm with a spectral resolution of 0.4-1.0 nm. The instrument has a field of view of 400” x 140” (maximum), and the attitude fluctuations are stabilized within ±5". The optics of the instrument consists of an entrance mirror with a diameter of 200 mm, three types of slits, two types of filters, a laminar type grating, and a 5-stage microchannel plate assembly with a resistive anode encoder. In this paper, we report the general mission overview, the instrumentations, and the results of ground calibrations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 84432Y (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927244
Show Author Affiliations
Go Murakami, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Kazuo Yoshioka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Atsushi Yamazaki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Kazunori Uemizu, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Hiroaki Ishii, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Kentaro Uji, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Ichiro Yoshikawa, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Masato Kagitani, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Fuminori Tsuchiya, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)


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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