Programmatics and development update for the Orion MIDEX star formation survey mission

Paul Scowen, Todd Veach, Matthew Beasley

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Abstract

The Orion MIDEX mission is a 1.2m UV-visual observatory orbiting at L2 that will conduct the first-ever high spatial resolution survey of a statistically significant sample of visible star-forming environments in the Solar neighborhood in emission lines and continuum. This survey will be used to characterize the star and planet forming environments within 2.5 kpc of the Sun, infer global properties and star formation histories in these regions, understand how environment influences the process of star and planet formation, and develop a classification scheme for star forming regions. Based on these findings a similar survey will be conducted of large portions of the Magellanic Clouds, extending the classification scheme to new types of regions common in external galaxies, allowing the characterization of low mass star forming environments in the Magellanic Clouds, study of the spatial distribution of star forming environments and tracing of star formation history. Finally the mission will image a sample of external galaxies out to ∼5 Mpc. The distribution of star forming region type will be mapped as a function of galactic environment to infer the distribution and history of low-mass star formation over galactic scales, and characterize the stellar content and star formation history of galaxies. We present in this paper an update on the development of the mission and the hardware necessary to deliver its required performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation I
Subtitle of host publicationOptical, Infrared, and Millimeter
Volume6265 II
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2006
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 24 2006May 31 2006

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OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/24/065/31/06

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Keywords

  • AR coatings
  • CCD
  • Dichroic
  • MIDEX
  • Optical
  • Star formation
  • UV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Scowen, P., Veach, T., & Beasley, M. (2006). Programmatics and development update for the Orion MIDEX star formation survey mission. In Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter (Vol. 6265 II). [626547] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.671680

Programmatics and development update for the Orion MIDEX star formation survey mission. / Scowen, Paul; Veach, Todd; Beasley, Matthew.

Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter. Vol. 6265 II 2006. 626547.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Scowen, P, Veach, T & Beasley, M 2006, Programmatics and development update for the Orion MIDEX star formation survey mission. in Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter. vol. 6265 II, 626547, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, Orlando, FL, United States, 5/24/06. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.671680
Scowen P, Veach T, Beasley M. Programmatics and development update for the Orion MIDEX star formation survey mission. In Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter. Vol. 6265 II. 2006. 626547 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.671680
Scowen, Paul ; Veach, Todd ; Beasley, Matthew. / Programmatics and development update for the Orion MIDEX star formation survey mission. Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter. Vol. 6265 II 2006.
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