Science with Minisat 01

Science with Minisat 01

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This book includes the proceedings of the Workshop held in Madrid, April 1999 to celebrate 2 years of successful operation of the first Spanish small scientific satellite in orbit. It contains discussions about the overall philosophy of small mission programs, the design of the satellite and its payload as well as the most relevant scientific outcome of the mission. Also included are additional contributions to the workshop, which are of importance to Minisat 01 in order to put its results within context.
Finally, the future of small missions for space sciences is reviewed together with the main technological challenges for new studies.
Out of the technological and scientific results of Minisat 01, the measurement of the EUV airglow spectrum and the flux of some stars in the same range can be highlighted together with the dismiss of the massive neutrino decay theory.
The high-energy experiment analyzed the characterization of the radiation environment in LEO and the behaviour of different kind of detectors, as well as the use of coded masks for imaging and the measurement of some specific sources.
The book's level is intended for specialists in EUV and Hard X-Ray astrophysicists as well as for engineers and technicians involved in space science experiments and missions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 347 pages
  • 152.4 x 241.3 x 20.3mm | 771.12g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • VI, 347 p.
  • 0792367952
  • 9780792367956

Table of contents

Opening Keynote; 1. Spanish Minisat Program: Objectives And Operational Results; M.A. Garcia Primo. 2. Minisat 01 as a Scientific Mission and its future; A. Gimenez. 3. Development of Minisat 01 Scientific Payload; J. Torres and R. Alfageme. 4. Performances of Minisat 01 Platform Subsystems; F.C. Martinez. 5. SIXE: An X-Ray Experiment for the Minisat Platform; J. Isern, et al. 6. XRASE: The X-Ray Spectroscopic Explorer; H. Schnopper, et al. 7. X-Ray Binary Systems: A Cauldron of Physical Processes; F. Giovannelli and L. Sabau-Graziati. 8. Three Reflection Telescopes for Wide Field Space Astronomy: First results from a 30cm Prototype and Prospects; R. Viotti, et al. 9. The Science Operations Centre of Minisat 01; A. Talavera, et al. 10. The Experiment CPLM (Comportamiento de Puentes liquidos en microgravedad) On Board Minisat 01; A. Sanz-Andres, et al. 11. Stochastic Modeling of the Residual Acceleration Field in a Microgravity Environment; J. Casademunt and J. Vinals. 12. Numerical Studies of Fluid Flow in Microgravity Conditions for Confined Crystal Growth; X. Ruiz, et al. 13. EURD: The Mission and the Stellar Absolute Fluxes of B-type stars; C. Morales, et al. 14. Updated Parameters for the Decaying Neutrino Theory and EURD Observations of the Diffuse UV Background; D. Sciama. 15. EURD Data Provide Strong Evidence Against the Sciama Model of Radiative Decay of Massive Neutrinos; S. Bowyer, et al. 16. Modeling the Local Interstellar Medium; D. Breitschwerdt. 17.EURD Observations of Interstellar Radiation; J. Edelstein, et al. 18. The Local Interstellar Medium in the Direction of the Galactic Anticentre; R. Genova, et al. 19. Far-Ultraviolet Stellar Emission Measurements from UVSTAR; R. Stalio and A. Gregorio. 20. Spectrum of the Extreme Ultraviolet Nightglow as Measured by EURD; J.J. Lopez- Moreno. 21. Atmospheric Background Measurement in the 300-400nm Band with a Balloon Borne Experiment during a Nocturnal Flight; G. Rosa, et al. 22. Pulsar Observations and Structure of the Local Insterstellar Medium; N.D. Ramesh-Bhat, et al. 23. EURD Data Processing; J.F. Gomez, et al. 24. LEGRI Operations. Detectors and Detector Stability; V. Reglero, et al. 25. LEGRI Background: Short Term Variability; F. Sanchez and V. Reglero. 26. Stimulating the Background Noise in the LEGRI CZT Detectors; C.L. Perfect, et al. 27. Comparison between Theoretical Predictions and LEGRI Background Noise Experimental Measurements; E. Porras, et al. 28. The CZT X-ray Imager on AXO; C. Budtz-Jorgensen, et al. 29. The EM Algorithm for Imaging with Gaps in the Detector Plane; F. Ballesteros Rosello. 30. LEGRI Instrument Health. A Historical Review; J. Suso, et al. 31. LEGRI Science Operations Center, Architecture and Operations; P. Blay, et al. 32. High Energy Astrophysics with Integral; G.G.C. Palumbo. 33. Imaging with the IBIS Mask; J. Berna, et al. 34. GAMMA-Ray Astronomy Beyond 2000: What Instruments for the N
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