16 - 21 June 2024
Yokohama, Japan
Conference 13093 > Paper 13093-81
Paper 13093-81

The Arcus Probe Mission

20 June 2024 • 16:10 - 16:30 Japan Standard Time | Room G414/415, North - 4F

Abstract

The Arcus Probe mission addresses a wide range of Astro2020 Decadal and NASA Science Mission Directorate Priority science areas, and is designed to explore astrophysical feedback across all mass scales. Arcus' three baseline science goals include: (i) Characterizing the drivers of accretion-powered feedback in supermassive black holes, (ii) Quantifying how feedback at all scales drives galaxy evolution and large-scale structure, including the tenuous cosmic web, and (iii) Analyzing stellar feedback from exoplanetary to galactic scales, including its effects on exoplanet environments targeted by current and future NASA missions. These science goals, along with a robust General Observer program, will be achieved using a mission that provides a high-sensitivity soft (10-60Å) X-ray spectrometer (XRS), working simultaneously with a co-aligned UV spectrometer (UVS; 970-1580Å). Arcus enables compelling baseline science and provides the broader astronomy community a revolutionary tool to characterize the full ionization range of warm and hot plasmas - including hydrogen, helium, and all abundant metals - Universe, from the halos of galaxies and clusters to the coronae of stars.

Presenter

Randall K. Smith
Ctr. for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (United States)
Randall Smith is a senior astrophysicist at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. He works primarily in the interpretation and modelling of X-ray astrophysical spectra, including leading the efforts to build the missions required, collecting and modeling the data, and interpreting the results. He is the PI of the proposed $1B NASA Astrophysics Probe mission "Arcus."
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Randall K. Smith
Ctr. for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (United States)
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Northrop Grumman (United States)
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Marshall Bautz
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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Technion (Israel)
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Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (United States)
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NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
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Joel Bregman
University of Michigan (United States)
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Laura Brenneman
Ctr. for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (United States)
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G. Esra Bulbul
MPI für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
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MPI für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
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Joseph Bushman
Northrop Grumman (United States)
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Ctr. for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (United States)
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Elisa Costantini
SRON / Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
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University of Iowa (United States)
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Northrop Grumman (United States)
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Pennsylvania State University (United States)
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Brian Fleming
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (United States)
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Adam Foster
Ctr. for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (United States)
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Kevin France
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (United States)
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MPI für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
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Luigi Gallo
Saint Mary’s University (Canada)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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McGill University (Canada)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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Sarah Heine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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Butler P Hine
NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
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David Huenemoerder
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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Jelle Kaastra
SRON / Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
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Igor Kreykenbohmn
FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
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University of Maryland (United States)
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Pamela Marcum
NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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Pennsylvania State University (United States)
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Missagh Mehdipour
Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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Jon M Miller
University of Michigan (United States)
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Kirpal Nandra
MPI für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
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Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (United States)
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Washington University (United States)
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Columbia University (United States)
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Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics (Germany)
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
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Agata Rozanska
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (Poland)
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Jenna Samra
Ctr. for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (United States)
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Jeremy Sanders
MPI für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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Norbert S Schulz
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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Leroy M Sparr
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
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Pasquale Temi
NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
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Todd M Tripp
University of Massachusetts Amherst (United States)
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Lynne A Valencic
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
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FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
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Stephen M Walker
NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
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Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (United States)
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Ctr. for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (United States)