Stellar and galactic environment survey (SAGE)

Type Journal Article
Names M. A. Barstow, M. R. Burleigh, N. J. Bannister, J. S. Lapington, M. P. Kowalski, R. G. Cruddace, K. S. Wood, F. Auchere, M. F. Bode, G. E. Bromage, B. Gibson, A. C. Cameron, A. Cassatella, F. Delmotte, M.-F. Ravet, J. G. Doyle, C. S. Jeffery, B. Gaen
Publication Astrophysics and Space Science
Volume 320
Issue 1-3
Pages 231-238
Date April 1, 2009
Library Catalog NASA ADS
Abstract This paper describes a proposed high resolution soft X-ray and Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) spectroscopy mission to carry out a survey of Stellar and Galactic Environments (SAGE). The payload is based on novel diffraction grating technology which has already been proven in a sub-orbital space mission and which is ready to fly on a satellite platform with minimal development. Much of the technical detail of the instrumentation has been reported elsewhere and we concentrate our discussion here on the scientific goals of a SAGE base-line mission, demonstrating the scientific importance of high resolution spectroscopy in the Extreme Ultraviolet for the study of stars and the local interstellar medium.
Tags Instrumentation, Ultraviolet
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