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Stellar and galactic environment survey (SAGE)

Barstow, MA; Burleigh, MR; Bannister, NJ; Lapington, JS; Kowalski, MP; Cruddace, RG; Wood, KS; (2009) Stellar and galactic environment survey (SAGE). Astrophysics and Space Science , 320 (1-3) pp. 231-238. 10.1007/s10509-008-9792-9.

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Abstract

This paper describes a proposed high resolution soft X-ray and Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) spectroscopy mission to carry out a survey of Stellar and Galactic Environments (SAGE). The payload is based on novel diffraction grating technology which has already been proven in a sub-orbital space mission and which is ready to fly on a satellite platform with minimal development. Much of the technical detail of the instrumentation has been reported elsewhere and we concentrate our discussion here on the scientific goals of a SAGE base-line mission, demonstrating the scientific importance of high resolution spectroscopy in the Extreme Ultraviolet for the study of stars and the local interstellar medium. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Type: Article
Title: Stellar and galactic environment survey (SAGE)
DOI: 10.1007/s10509-008-9792-9
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Space and Climate Physics
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/179411
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