The Advanced Spectroscopic and Coronagraphic Explorer (ASCE) was proposed in 2001 to NASA's Medium-Class Explorer (MIDEX) Program by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in collaboration with the Naval Research Laboratory, Goddard Space Flight Center, and the Italian Space Agency. It is one of four missions selected for Phase A study in 2002. ASCE is composed of three instrument units: an Advanced Ultraviolet Coronagraph Spectrograph (AUVCS), an Advanced Large Aperture Visible light Spectroscopic Coronagraph (ALASCO), and an Advanced Solar Disk Spectrometer (ASDS). ASCE makes use of a 13 m long boom that is extended on orbit and positions the external occulters of AUVCS and ALASCO nearly 15 m in front of their respective telescope mirrors. The optical design concepts for the instruments will be discussed.

Advanced spectroscopic and coronographic explorer: science payload design concept / L. D. Gardner;J. L. Kohl;P. S. Daigneau;P. L. Smith;L. Strachan Jr.;R. A. Howard;D. G. Socker;J. M. Davila;G. C. Noci;M. Romoli;S. Fineschi. - STAMPA. - (2003), pp. 1-7. [10.1117/12.466139]

Advanced spectroscopic and coronographic explorer: science payload design concept

ROMOLI, MARCO;
2003

Abstract

The Advanced Spectroscopic and Coronagraphic Explorer (ASCE) was proposed in 2001 to NASA's Medium-Class Explorer (MIDEX) Program by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in collaboration with the Naval Research Laboratory, Goddard Space Flight Center, and the Italian Space Agency. It is one of four missions selected for Phase A study in 2002. ASCE is composed of three instrument units: an Advanced Ultraviolet Coronagraph Spectrograph (AUVCS), an Advanced Large Aperture Visible light Spectroscopic Coronagraph (ALASCO), and an Advanced Solar Disk Spectrometer (ASDS). ASCE makes use of a 13 m long boom that is extended on orbit and positions the external occulters of AUVCS and ALASCO nearly 15 m in front of their respective telescope mirrors. The optical design concepts for the instruments will be discussed.
Polarimetry in Astronomy; Vol.4843
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L. D. Gardner;J. L. Kohl;P. S. Daigneau;P. L. Smith;L. Strachan Jr.;R. A. Howard;D. G. Socker;J. M. Davila;G. C. Noci;M. Romoli;S. Fineschi
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