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Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 320, Issue 1–3, pp 231–238 | Cite as

Stellar and galactic environment survey (SAGE)

  • M. A. BarstowEmail author
  • M. R. Burleigh
  • N. J. Bannister
  • J. S. Lapington
  • M. P. Kowalski
  • R. G. Cruddace
  • K. S. Wood
  • F. Auchere
  • M. F. Bode
  • G. E. Bromage
  • B. Gibson
  • A. C. Cameron
  • A. Cassatella
  • F. Delmotte
  • M.-F. Ravet
  • J. G. Doyle
  • C. S. Jeffery
  • B. Gaensicke
  • C. Jordan
  • N. Kappelmann
  • K. Werner
  • R. Lallement
  • D. de Martino
  • S. A. Matthews
  • K. J. H. Phillips
  • G. Del Zanna
  • M. Orio
  • E. Pace
  • I. Pagano
  • J. H. M. M. Schmitt
  • B. Y. Welsh
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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.

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Instrumentation Ultraviolet 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Barstow
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. R. Burleigh
    • 1
  • N. J. Bannister
    • 1
  • J. S. Lapington
    • 1
  • M. P. Kowalski
    • 2
  • R. G. Cruddace
    • 2
  • K. S. Wood
    • 2
  • F. Auchere
    • 3
  • M. F. Bode
    • 4
  • G. E. Bromage
    • 5
  • B. Gibson
    • 5
  • A. C. Cameron
    • 6
  • A. Cassatella
    • 7
  • F. Delmotte
    • 8
  • M.-F. Ravet
    • 8
  • J. G. Doyle
    • 9
  • C. S. Jeffery
    • 9
  • B. Gaensicke
    • 10
  • C. Jordan
    • 11
  • N. Kappelmann
    • 12
  • K. Werner
    • 12
  • R. Lallement
    • 13
  • D. de Martino
    • 14
  • S. A. Matthews
    • 15
  • K. J. H. Phillips
    • 15
  • G. Del Zanna
    • 15
  • M. Orio
    • 16
  • E. Pace
    • 17
  • I. Pagano
    • 18
  • J. H. M. M. Schmitt
    • 19
  • B. Y. Welsh
    • 20
  1. 1.Department of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK
  2. 2.Naval Research Laboratory, Code 7655WashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Institut d’Astrophysique SpatialeUniversité Paris SudOrsayFrance
  4. 4.Astrophysics Research InstituteLiverpool John Moores UniversityBirkenheadUK
  5. 5.Centre for AstrophysicsUniversity of Central LancashirePrestonUK
  6. 6.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of St AndrewsSt AndrewsUK
  7. 7.Instituto Nazionale di AstrofisicaUniversita Roma TreRomeItaly
  8. 8.Institut d’OptiqueCampus de PolytechniquePalaiseauFrance
  9. 9.Armagh ObservatoryArmaghUK
  10. 10.Department of PhysicsUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK
  11. 11.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  12. 12.Institut für Astronomie und AstrophysikUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany
  13. 13.Service d’Aéronomie du CNRSVerrières-le-BuissonFrance
  14. 14.INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di CapodimonteNapoliItaly
  15. 15.Solar & Stellar Physics, Mullard Space Science LaboratoryDorkingUK
  16. 16.INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di PadovaPadovaItaly
  17. 17.Dip. Astronomia e Scienza dello SpazioUniversita FirenzeFirenzeItaly
  18. 18.INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di CataniaCataniaItaly
  19. 19.Hamburger SternwarteUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany
  20. 20.Experimental Astrophysics Group, Space Sciences LaboratoryUC BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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