6 July 2018 Development of ASPIICS: a coronagraph based on Proba-3 formation flying mission
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This paper presents the recent achievements in the development of ASPIICS (Association of Spacecraft for Polarimetric and Imaging Investigation of the Corona of the Sun), a solar coronagraph that is the primary payload of ESA’s formation flying in-orbit demonstration mission PROBA-3. The PROBA-3 Coronagraph System is designed as a classical externally occulted Lyot coronagraph but it takes advantage of the opportunity to place the 1.4 meter wide external occulter on a companion spacecraft, about 150m apart, to perform high resolution imaging of the inner corona of the Sun as close as ~1.1 solar radii. Besides providing scientific data, ASPIICS is also equipped with sensors for providing relevant navigation data to the Formation Flying GNC system. This paper is reviewing the recent development status of the ASPIICS instrument as it passed CDR, following detailed design of all the sub-systems and testing of STM and various Breadboard models.
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Damien Galano, Damien Galano, Alessandro Bemporad, Alessandro Bemporad, Steve Buckley, Steve Buckley, Ileana Cernica, Ileana Cernica, Vladimír Dániel, Vladimír Dániel, François Denis, François Denis, Lieve de Vos, Lieve de Vos, Silvano Fineschi, Silvano Fineschi, Camille Galy, Camille Galy, Rafal Graczyk, Rafal Graczyk, Petra Horodyska, Petra Horodyska, Jérôme Jacob, Jérôme Jacob, Richard Jansen, Richard Jansen, Nektarios Kranitis, Nektarios Kranitis, Michal Kurowski, Michal Kurowski, Michal Ladno, Michal Ladno, Philippe Ledent, Philippe Ledent, Davide Loreggia, Davide Loreggia, Radek Melich, Radek Melich, Dominique Mollet, Dominique Mollet, Michal Mosdorf, Michal Mosdorf, Antonios Paschalis, Antonios Paschalis, Radek Peresty, Radek Peresty, Munizer Purica, Munizer Purica, Bartlomiej Radzik, Bartlomiej Radzik, Miroslaw Rataj, Miroslaw Rataj, Raphaël Rougeot, Raphaël Rougeot, Lucas Salvador, Lucas Salvador, Cédric Thizy, Cédric Thizy, Jorg Versluys, Jorg Versluys, Tomasz Walczak, Tomasz Walczak, Alicja Zarzycka, Alicja Zarzycka, Joe Zender, Joe Zender, Andrei Zhukov, Andrei Zhukov, } "Development of ASPIICS: a coronagraph based on Proba-3 formation flying mission", Proc. SPIE 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 106982Y (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312493; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312493
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