Future Prospects for Solar EUV and Soft X-Ray Spectroscopy Missions

Young, Peter R. (2021) Future Prospects for Solar EUV and Soft X-Ray Spectroscopy Missions. Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences, 8. p. 662790. ISSN 2296-987X

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Future prospects for solar spectroscopy missions operating in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and soft X-ray (SXR) wavelength ranges, 1.2–1,600 Å, are discussed. NASA is the major funder of Solar Physics missions, and brief summaries of the opportunities for mission development under NASA are given. Upcoming major solar missions from other nations are also described. The methods of observing the Sun in the two wavelength ranges are summarized with a discussion of spectrometer types, imaging techniques and detector options. The major spectral features in the EUV and SXR regions are identified, and then the upcoming instruments and concepts are summarized. The instruments range from large spectrometers on dedicated missions, to tiny, low-cost CubeSats launched through rideshare opportunities.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: Funding was provided by the Hinode project, the NASA Heliophysics Guest Investigators program (Grant 80NSSC20K1098) and the NASA Internal Scientist Funding Model program.
Uncontrolled Keywords: sun, extreme ultra violet, X-ray, instrumentation–telescopes, spectroscopy
Subjects: F300 Physics
F500 Astronomy
H400 Aerospace Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2021 15:46
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2021 16:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/47668

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