2 August 2014 ASPIICS: an externally occulted coronagraph for PROBA-3: Design evolution
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PROBA-3 is a mission devoted to the in-orbit demonstration of precise formation flying techniques and technologies for future ESA missions. PROBA-3 will fly ASPIICS (Association de Satellites pour l’Imagerie et l’Interferométrie de la Couronne Solaire) as primary payload, which makes use of the formation flying technique to form a giant coronagraph capable of producing a nearly perfect eclipse allowing to observe the sun corona closer to the rim than ever before. The coronagraph is distributed over two satellites flying in formation (approx. 150m apart). The so called Coronagraph Satellite carries the camera and the so called Occulter Satellite carries the sun occulter disc. This paper is reviewing the design and evolution of the ASPIICS instrument as at the beginning of Phase C/D.
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Etienne Renotte, Etienne Renotte, Elena Carmen Baston, Elena Carmen Baston, Alessandro Bemporad, Alessandro Bemporad, Gerardo Capobianco, Gerardo Capobianco, Ileana Cernica, Ileana Cernica, Radoslav Darakchiev, Radoslav Darakchiev, François Denis, François Denis, Richard Desselle, Richard Desselle, Lieve De Vos, Lieve De Vos, Silvano Fineschi, Silvano Fineschi, Mauro Focardi, Mauro Focardi, Tomasz Górski, Tomasz Górski, Rafał Graczyk, Rafał Graczyk, Jean-Philippe Halain, Jean-Philippe Halain, Aline Hermans, Aline Hermans, Carl Jackson, Carl Jackson, Christian Kintziger, Christian Kintziger, Jacek Kosiec, Jacek Kosiec, Nektarios Kranitis, Nektarios Kranitis, Federico Landini, Federico Landini, Vít Lédl, Vít Lédl, Giuseppe Massone, Giuseppe Massone, Alexandra Mazzoli, Alexandra Mazzoli, Radek Melich, Radek Melich, Dominique Mollet, Dominique Mollet, Michał Mosdorf, Michał Mosdorf, Gianalfredo Nicolini, Gianalfredo Nicolini, Bogdan Nicula, Bogdan Nicula, Piotr Orleański, Piotr Orleański, Marie-Catherine Palau, Marie-Catherine Palau, Maurizio Pancrazzi, Maurizio Pancrazzi, Antonis Paschalis, Antonis Paschalis, Radek Peresty, Radek Peresty, Jean-Yves Plesseria, Jean-Yves Plesseria, Miroslaw Rataj, Miroslaw Rataj, Marco Romoli, Marco Romoli, Cédric Thizy, Cédric Thizy, Michel Thomé, Michel Thomé, Kanaris Tsinganos, Kanaris Tsinganos, Ryszard Wodnicki, Ryszard Wodnicki, Tomasz Walczak, Tomasz Walczak, Andrei Zhukov, Andrei Zhukov, "ASPIICS: an externally occulted coronagraph for PROBA-3: Design evolution", Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 91432M (2 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056784; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056784
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