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  The Solar Orbiter SPICE instrument: An extreme UV imaging spectrometer

Anderson, M., Appourchaux, T., Auchère, F., Aznar Cuadrado, R., Barbay, J., Baudin, F., et al. (2020). The Solar Orbiter SPICE instrument: An extreme UV imaging spectrometer. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 642: A14. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201935574.

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Anderson, M., Author
Appourchaux, T., Author
Auchère, F., Author
Aznar Cuadrado, Regina1, Author              
Barbay, J., Author
Baudin, F., Author
Beardsley, S., Author
Bocchialini, K., Author
Borgo, B., Author
Bruzzi, D., Author
Buchlin, E., Author
Burton, G., Author
Büchel, V., Author
Caldwell, M., Author
Caminade, S., Author
Carlsson, M., Author
Curdt, Werner1, Author              
Davenne, J., Author
Davila, J., Author
DeForest, C. E., Author
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1Department Sun and Heliosphere, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Max Planck Society, ou_1832289              


Free keywords: Sun: UV radiation / Sun: transition region / Sun: corona / instrumentation: spectrographs / methods: observational / techniques: imaging spectroscopy
 Abstract: Aims. The Spectral Imaging of the Coronal Environment (SPICE) instrument is a high-resolution imaging spectrometer operating at extreme ultraviolet wavelengths. In this paper, we present the concept, design, and pre-launch performance of this facility instrument on the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter mission. Methods. The goal of this paper is to give prospective users a better understanding of the possible types of observations, the data acquisition, and the sources that contribute to the instrument’s signal. Results. The paper discusses the science objectives, with a focus on the SPICE-specific aspects, before presenting the instrument’s design, including optical, mechanical, thermal, and electronics aspects. This is followed by a characterisation and calibration of the instrument’s performance. The paper concludes with descriptions of the operations concept and data processing. Conclusions. The performance measurements of the various instrument parameters meet the requirements derived from the mission’s science objectives. The SPICE instrument is ready to perform measurements that will provide vital contributions to the scientific success of the Solar Orbiter mission.


Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2020
 Publication Status: Published online
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 Rev. Type: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201935574
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Publ. Info: Les Ulis Cedex A France : EDP Sciences
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