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The Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE)

Presentation #103.70 in the session Missions and Instruments.

Published onJul 01, 2023
The Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE)

An overview of the Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment, OGRE, will be given. This is a NASA suborbital rocket mission, the smallest programs funded by NASA for spaceflight. This high-resolution spectrograph combines lightweight X-ray optics, state-of-the-art reflection gratings, and an electron-multiplying CCD array. The talk will detail the novel X-ray grating fabrication process performed at Penn State. Furthermore, the polished Si X-ray optic from Will Zhang’s group in NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center will be discussed as will the EM-CCD camera, which was built at XCAM with guidance from collaborators at the Open University. Additional options for this suborbital rocket will also be presented.

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