SSU Program Updates. July 26, 2010 Professor Lynn Cominsky. Current SSU Missions. Fermi (formerly GLAST) - launched June 11, 2008 – nominal mission is 5 years – Project Scientist Julie McEnery will update Swift – launched November 20, 2004 XMM-Newton – launched December, 1999
July 26, 2010
Professor Lynn Cominsky
Globular clusterFermi Update – details from Julie McEnery, Project Scientist
By NASA’s Stefan Immler
XRT image shown in red to yellow colors.
The UVOT saw nothing unusual.
Blue is radio jet
Red is X-ray emitting gas
Green is galaxy
Copenhagen (DTU-Space): optics coating
depth graded Pt/SiC and W/Si coatings
GSFC: optics slumping
>50% of flight substrates produced
similar to planned IXO process
measured figure: 20”-30”
ATK/Goleta: extendable mast
fully deployed flight mast
Columbia: optics assembly
expected performance: 43” (HPD), 7.5” (FWHM)
Caltech: focal plane
Objective #1: How are black holes distributed through the cosmos, and how do they affect the formation of galaxies?
Objective #2: How are stellar remnants distributed within the Galaxy and near the Galactic center?
Objective #3: How do stars explode and forge the elements that compose the Earth?
Objective #4: What powers the most extreme active galactic nuclei?
~6 months of unallocated science observing time in first 2 years for ToO’s, additional programs, and/or to respond to primary program