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Record 40 of 25870
A New Instrument Design for Imaging Low Energy Neutral Atoms
Author and Affiliation:
Keller, John W.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Collier, Michael R.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Chornay, Dennis(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Rozmarynowski, Paul(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Getty, Stephanie(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Cooper, John F.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Smith, Billy(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Abstract: The MidSTAR-2 satellite, to be built at the US Naval Academy as a follow-on to the successful MidSTAR-1 satellite (http://web.ew.usna.edu/~midstar/), will launch in 2011 and carry three Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) experiments developed under Goddard's Internal Research and Development (IRAD) program. One of these GSFC instruments, the Miniature Imager for Neutral Ionospheric atoms and Magnetospheric Electrons (MINI-ME) builds on the heritage of the Goddard-developed Low-Energy Neutral Atom (LENA) imager launched on the IMAGE spacecraft in 2000. MINI-ME features a Venetian-blind conversion surface assembly that improves both light rejection and conversion efficiency in a smaller and lighter package than LENA making this an highly effective instrument for viewing solar wind charge exchange with terrestrial and planetary exospheres. We will describe the MINI-ME prototyping effort and its science targets.
Publication Date: Dec 10, 2007
Document ID:
20080045449
(Acquired Nov 28, 2008)
Subject Category: SOLAR PHYSICS
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting; 10 - 14 Dec. 2007; San Francisco; United States
Meeting Sponsor: American Geophysical Union; Washington, DC, United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: IMAGING TECHNIQUES; ENERGY CONVERSION EFFICIENCY; ELECTRONS; CHARGE EXCHANGE; MINIATURIZATION; SOLAR WIND; EXOSPHERE; TERRESTRIAL PLANETS; VIEWING; TARGETS; RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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