25 July 2014 SuperHERO: the next generation hard x-ray HEROES telescope
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SuperHERO is a new high-resolution, Long Duration Balloon-capable, hard-x-ray (20-75 keV) focusing telescope for making novel astrophysics and heliophysics observations. The SuperHERO payload, currently in its proposal phase, is being developed jointly by the Astrophysics Office at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the Solar Physics Laboratory and the Wallops Flight Facility at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. SuperHERO is a follow-on payload to the High Energy Replicated Optics to Explore the Sun (HEROES) balloon-borne telescope that recently flew from Fort Sumner, NM in September of 2013, and will utilize many of the same features. Significant enhancements to the HEROES payload will be made, including the addition of optics, novel solid-state multi-pixel CdTe detectors, integration of the Wallops Arc-Second Pointer and a significantly lighter gondola suitable for Long Duration Flights.
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Jessica A. Gaskin, Jessica A. Gaskin, Steven D. Christe, Steven D. Christe, Ronald F. Elsner, Ronald F. Elsner, Kiranmayee Kilaru, Kiranmayee Kilaru, Brian D. Ramsey, Brian D. Ramsey, Paul Seller, Paul Seller, Albert Y. Shih, Albert Y. Shih, David W. Stuchlik, David W. Stuchlik, Douglas A. Swartz, Douglas A. Swartz, Allyn F. Tennant, Allyn F. Tennant, Bruce Weddendorf, Bruce Weddendorf, Matthew D. Wilson, Matthew D. Wilson, Colleen A. Wilson-Hodge, Colleen A. Wilson-Hodge, } "SuperHERO: the next generation hard x-ray HEROES telescope", Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91443Z (25 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2058713; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2058713
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