29 July 2016 An integrated payload design for the Atmospheric Remote-sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large-survey (ARIEL)
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ARIEL (the Atmospheric Remote-sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large-survey) is one of the three candidates for the next ESA medium-class science mission (M4) expected to be launched in 2026. This mission will be devoted to observing spectroscopically in the infrared a large population of warm and hot transiting exoplanets (temperatures from ~500 K to ~3000 K) in our nearby Galactic neighborhood, opening a new discovery space in the field of extrasolar planets and enabling the understanding of the physics and chemistry of these far away worlds. The three candidate missions for M4 are now in a Phase A study which will run until mid-2017 at which point one mission will be selected for implementation. ARIEL is based on a 1-m class telescope feeding both a moderate resolution spectrometer covering the wavelengths from 1.95 to 7.8 microns, and a four channel photometer (which also acts as a Fine Guidance Sensor) with bands between 0.55 and 1.65 microns. During its 3.5 years of operation from an L2 orbit, ARIEL will continuously observe exoplanets transiting their host star.
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Paul Eccleston, Paul Eccleston, Giovanna Tinetti, Giovanna Tinetti, Jean-Philippe Beaulieu, Jean-Philippe Beaulieu, Manuel Güdel, Manuel Güdel, Paul Hartogh, Paul Hartogh, Giuseppina Micela, Giuseppina Micela, Michiel Min, Michiel Min, Miroslaw Rataj, Miroslaw Rataj, Tom Ray, Tom Ray, Ignasi Ribas, Ignasi Ribas, Bart Vandenbussche, Bart Vandenbussche, Jean-Louis Auguères, Jean-Louis Auguères, Georgia Bishop, Georgia Bishop, Vania Da Deppo, Vania Da Deppo, Mauro Focardi, Mauro Focardi, Thomas Hunt, Thomas Hunt, Giuseppe Malaguti, Giuseppe Malaguti, Kevin Middleton, Kevin Middleton, Gianluca Morgante, Gianluca Morgante, Marc Ollivier, Marc Ollivier, Emanuele Pace, Emanuele Pace, Enzo Pascale, Enzo Pascale, William Taylor, William Taylor, "An integrated payload design for the Atmospheric Remote-sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large-survey (ARIEL)", Proc. SPIE 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 990433 (29 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232878; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232878


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