Special Issue "Space Telescopes & Payloads"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 23750
Interests: image slicers; integral field spectrographs; ground-based and space instrumentation (solar and night-time); ground-based and space telescopes; optical design; innovative technology
Interests: visible and infrared instrumentation; automated workflows; integrated modelling; development and application of enabling technologies
Interests: X-ray telescopes; gamma-ray telescopes; solar instrumentation; radio telescopes; interferometers
Building on the extraordinary success of the James Webb Space Telescope and the remarkable technological advancements that have made it possible to deploy a 6.5-meter telescope in space, this Special Issue aims to showcase the latest developments in Space Telescopes and Payloads. With the ongoing exploration of Mars by rovers and the first-ever flight of a helicopter off Earth, as well as the Solar Orbiter’s unprecedented imagery of the Sun and Parker Solar Probe touching the solar corona, this is an exciting time in the advancement of space-based instruments central to such groundbreaking missions.
Original research contributions are welcome in the following areas:
- All spectral ranges are considered: gamma-rays, X-ray, extreme ultra-violet (EUV), ultra-violet (UV), visible, infrared, microwaves, radio waves.
- In-orbit, under development, or proposals for missions such as:
- Solar space telescopes;
- Space telescopes for astronomy;
- Space telescopes dedicated to Earth observation;
- Payloads: spectrometers, imagers, coronographs, magnetographs, polarimeters;
- Plasma and particle sensors.
- Challenges, current limitations, and ideas to overcome them;
- Technological innovations that will benefit the new generation of space telescopes and their payloads such as (but not limited to):
- Image slicer innovations: ideas, designs, techniques, materials and developments;
- IFU solutions;
- Deployable technology;
- Remote controlled technology for space;
- Freeform optical design;
- Miniaturized optical solutions;
- Advances in manufacturing;
- Developments of new materials (including substrates and coatings), techniques and tools;
- Diffraction gratings.
Dr. Ariadna Calcines Rosario
Dr. John Capone
Dr. Sophie Musset
Prof. Paula Chadwick
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- space telescopes
- space missions
- mission proposals
- advances in technology
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Downloaded by parachute: data recovery from SuperBIT23
Authors: Richard Massey; Ellen Sirks
Affiliation: Durham University Physics Department
Abstract: In April-May 2023, the SuperBIT telescope flew to the Earth’s stratosphere for 40 days (and 45 nights) under a superpressure balloon. After being launched from New Zealand, it circumnavigated the globe five times, at a latitude 40-50 degrees South, repeatedly passing over Argentina and Chile. Attached to the telescope were “DRS” (Data Recovery Systems) containing a hard drive, GPS receiver and Iridium transmitter. Data from the telescope were copied to these and two were dropped, with a parachute. They were successfully tracked and recovered. All the data has been recovered safely - despite the telescope being destroyed on landing, when its (much larger) parachute failed to detach.