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9 September 2019 The HabEx Ultraviolet Spectrograph (UVS): design and science drivers
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The Habitable Exoplanet Imaging Mission (HabEx) is one of the four large mission concepts being studied by NASA as input to the upcoming 2020 Decadal Survey. The mission implements two world-class General Astrophysics instruments as part of its complement of instrumentation to enable compelling science using the 4m aperture. The Ultraviolet Spectrograph has been designed to address cutting edge far ultraviolet (FUV) science that has not been possible with the Hubble Space Telescope, and to open up a wide range of capabilities that will advance astrophysics as we look into the 2030s. Our paper discusses some of those science drivers and possible applications, which range from Solar System science, to nearby and more distant studies of star formation, to studies of the circumgalactic and intergalactic mediums. We discuss the performance features of the instrument that include a large 3’x3’ field of view for multi-object spectroscopy, and some 20 grating modes.
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Paul A. Scowen, Stefan Martin, Mayer Rud, Daniel Stern, Alina Kiessling, Bertrand Mennesson, and Keith Warfield "The HabEx Ultraviolet Spectrograph (UVS): design and science drivers", Proc. SPIE 11115, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts IX, 111150W (9 September 2019); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2531658
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