6 July 2018 Optical design of the Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment
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The Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE) is a soft X-ray spectroscopy suborbital rocket payload scheduled for launch in Q3 2020 from Wallops Flight Facility. The payload will serve as a testbed for several key technologies which can help achieve the desired performance increases for the next generation of X-ray spectrographs and other space-based missions: monocrystalline silicon X-ray mirrors developed at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, reflection gratings manufactured at The Pennsylvania State University, and electron-multiplying CCDs developed by the Open University and XCAM Ltd. With these three technologies, OGRE hopes to obtain the highest-resolution on-sky soft X-ray spectrum to date. We discuss the optical design of the OGRE payload.
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Benjamin D. Donovan, Benjamin D. Donovan, Randall L. McEntaffer, Randall L. McEntaffer, James H. Tutt, James H. Tutt, Ted B. Schultz, Ted B. Schultz, Michael P. Biskach, Michael P. Biskach, Kai-Wing Chan, Kai-Wing Chan, Michal Hlinka, Michal Hlinka, John D. Kearney, John D. Kearney, James R. Mazzarella, James R. Mazzarella, Ryan S. McClelland, Ryan S. McClelland, Raul E. Riveros, Raul E. Riveros, Timo T. Saha, Timo T. Saha, William W. Zhang, William W. Zhang, Andrew D. Holland, Andrew D. Holland, Matthew R. Lewis, Matthew R. Lewis, Matthew R. Soman, Matthew R. Soman, Karen Holland, Karen Holland, Neil J. Murray, Neil J. Murray, "Optical design of the Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment", Proc. SPIE 10699, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 106993U (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312219; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312219


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