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The UV-SCOPE Mission: Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Characterization Of Planets and their Environments

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The UV-SCOPE Mission: Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Characterization Of Planets and their Environments

UV-SCOPE is designed to supply simultaneous spectroscopic measurements over the practically full wavelength vary between 1203 Å and 4000. Scientific subjects are organized into science states A, B, and C (SCA, SCB, and SCC; Part 2). The determine reveals typical UV-SCOPE spectra for a bunch of stellar spectral varieties. The spectroscopic diagnoses related to every case are additionally indicated. UV-SCOPE observations will generate a wealthy historical dataset of stellar spectra and planetary transits, with broad utility potential to many different subjects of exoplanet science.

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UV-SCOPE is a vital idea for figuring out the causes of atmospheric mass loss in exoplanets, investigating the mechanisms driving aerosol formation in scorching Jupiters, and finding out the affect of the stellar atmosphere on atmospheric evolution and habitability. As a part of these investigations, the mission will create a large-scale historical database of time-scale UV spectra of practically 200 stars and planets.

The observatory consists of a 60 cm, f/10 telescope coupled with a protracted slit spectrometer, leading to simultaneous near-continuous protection between 1203 Å and 4000, with resolutions starting from 6000 to 240. The efficient instrument offers an output of >4% (UV far; FUV) and >15% (close to ultraviolet; NUV), in comparison with HST/COS and a lot better than HST/STIS, over the identical spectral vary.

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The principle design characteristic is the LiF prism, which acts as a dispersing ingredient and offers excessive throughput even after accounting for radiation degradation. Using two delta-electron multiplexed CCD detectors with a UV-optimized monolayer anti-reflective coating offers excessive quantum effectivity and low detector noise. From Earth-Solar’s second Lagrange level, UV-SCOPE will repeatedly monitor planetary transits and stellar change within the full FUV-to-NUV vary, with negligible astrophysical background.

All these options make UV-SCOPE the best instrument for finding out the ambiance of exoplanets and the affect of host stars on their planets. UV-SCOPE has been proposed to NASA as a Medium Explorer (MidEx) mission to announce the chance for 2021. If authorized, the observatory might be developed over a 5-year interval. Its major science mission takes 34 months to finish. The spacecraft carries sufficient gasoline for six years of operations.

David Ardella, Evgenia Shkolnik, John Zimmer, Mark Swain, James E. Owen, Michael Lane, Roe Park Lloyd, R Glenn Cellar, Travis Barman, Courtney Dressing, William Frazier, April De Jewell, Robert J. Kinsey, Carl C. Libby, Joshua D. Loringer, Luz Maria Martinez Sierra, James McGuire, Victoria Meadows, Ruth Murray Clay, Shule Nikzad, Sarah Peacock, Helke Schleichting, David Singh, Kevin Stevenson, Yen Hong Wu

Feedback: 12 pages, 7 figures, 1 desk. Convention presentation, July 17, 2022, Astronomical Telescopes and Devices, Montreal, Canada
Matters: Instrumentation and Strategies of Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cited as follows: arXiv: 2208.09547 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv: 2208.09547v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this model)
https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2208.09547
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Submission date
WHO: David Ardella
[v1] Friday, August 19, 2022 21:09:30 UTC (3833 KB)
Full paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/2208.09547
astrobiology, astrochemistry,

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