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A new sounding rocket payload for solar plasma studiesA sounding rocket payload developed for studies of high-temperature plasmas associated with solar active regions and flares is described. The payload instruments will record both spectra and images in the UV, EUV, and soft X-ray regions of the spectrum. The instruments, including the Dual Range Spectrograph, the Flat Field Soft X-ray Spectrograph, the Normal Incidence Soft X-ray Imager, the UV Filtergraph, and the H-alpha Imaging system, are described. Attention is also given to the new structural system of the payload, based on a large optical table suspended within the payload cavity, which will support the optical elements in their correct positions and orientations and will maintain these alignments throughout the rocket launch environment.
Document ID
19900058976
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Bruner, Marilyn E. (Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Brown, William A. (Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Appert, Kevin L. (Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1989
Subject Category
ASTRONOMY
Meeting Information
X-ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy and Microscopy(San Diego, CA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-29739
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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