Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 320, Issue 1, pp 231–238

Stellar and galactic environment survey (SAGE)

Authors

    • Department of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of Leicester
  • M. R. Burleigh
    • Department of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of Leicester
  • N. J. Bannister
    • Department of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of Leicester
  • J. S. Lapington
    • Department of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of Leicester
  • M. P. Kowalski
    • Naval Research Laboratory, Code 7655
  • R. G. Cruddace
    • Naval Research Laboratory, Code 7655
  • K. S. Wood
    • Naval Research Laboratory, Code 7655
  • F. Auchere
    • Institut d’Astrophysique SpatialeUniversité Paris Sud
  • M. F. Bode
    • Astrophysics Research InstituteLiverpool John Moores University
  • G. E. Bromage
    • Centre for AstrophysicsUniversity of Central Lancashire
  • B. Gibson
    • Centre for AstrophysicsUniversity of Central Lancashire
  • A. C. Cameron
    • School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of St Andrews
  • A. Cassatella
    • Instituto Nazionale di AstrofisicaUniversita Roma Tre
  • F. Delmotte
    • Institut d’OptiqueCampus de Polytechnique
  • M.-F. Ravet
    • Institut d’OptiqueCampus de Polytechnique
  • J. G. Doyle
    • Armagh Observatory
  • C. S. Jeffery
    • Armagh Observatory
  • B. Gaensicke
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Warwick
  • C. Jordan
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Oxford
  • N. Kappelmann
    • Institut für Astronomie und AstrophysikUniversität Tübingen
  • K. Werner
    • Institut für Astronomie und AstrophysikUniversität Tübingen
  • R. Lallement
    • Service d’Aéronomie du CNRS
  • D. de Martino
    • INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte
  • S. A. Matthews
    • Solar & Stellar Physics, Mullard Space Science Laboratory
  • K. J. H. Phillips
    • Solar & Stellar Physics, Mullard Space Science Laboratory
  • G. Del Zanna
    • Solar & Stellar Physics, Mullard Space Science Laboratory
  • M. Orio
    • INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova
  • E. Pace
    • Dip. Astronomia e Scienza dello SpazioUniversita Firenze
  • I. Pagano
    • INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania
  • J. H. M. M. Schmitt
    • Hamburger SternwarteUniversität Hamburg
  • B. Y. Welsh
    • Experimental Astrophysics Group, Space Sciences LaboratoryUC Berkeley
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10509-008-9792-9

Cite this article as:
Barstow, M.A., Burleigh, M.R., Bannister, N.J. et al. Astrophys Space Sci (2009) 320: 231. doi:10.1007/s10509-008-9792-9
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Abstract

This paper describes a proposed high resolution soft X-ray and Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) spectroscopy mission to carry out a survey of Stellar and Galactic Environments (SAGE). The payload is based on novel diffraction grating technology which has already been proven in a sub-orbital space mission and which is ready to fly on a satellite platform with minimal development. Much of the technical detail of the instrumentation has been reported elsewhere and we concentrate our discussion here on the scientific goals of a SAGE base-line mission, demonstrating the scientific importance of high resolution spectroscopy in the Extreme Ultraviolet for the study of stars and the local interstellar medium.

Keywords

InstrumentationUltraviolet
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