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invited article: first flight in space of a wide-field-of-view soft x-ray imager using lobster-eye optics: instrument description and initial flight resultsWe describe the development, launch into space, and initial results from a prototype wide eld-of-view (FOV) soft X-ray imager that employs Lobster-eye optics and targets heliophysics, planetary, and astrophysics science. The Sheath Transport Observer for the Redistribution of Mass (STORM) is the rst instrument using this type of optics launched into space and provides proof-of-concept for future ight instruments capable of imaging structures such as the terrestrial cusp, the entire dayside magnetosheath from outside the magnetosphere, comets, the moon, and the solar wind interaction with planetary bodies like Venus and Mars.
Document ID
20160005824
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Collier, Michael
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Porter, F. Scott
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Sibeck, David G.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Carter, Jenny A.
(Leicester Univ. United Kingdom)
Chiao, Meng P.
(Maryland Univ. Baltimore County Baltimore, MD, United States)
Chomay, Dennis J.
(Maryland Univ. College Park, MD, United States)
Cravens, Thomas E.
(Kansas Univ. Lawrence, KS, United States)
Galeazzi, Massiniliano
(Miami Univ. Coral Gables, FL, United States)
Keller, John
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Koutroumpa, Dimitra
(Universite de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Versailles, France)
Date Acquired
May 4, 2016
Publication Date
July 28, 2015
Publication Information
Publication: Review of Scientific Instruments
Volume: 86
Issue: 7
ISSN: 0034-6748
Subject Category
Instrumentation and Photography
Astrophysics
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN31365
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG06EO90A
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Lobster-eye
Heliophysics
Prototype