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

The Initial Design Of Maratus: A 12U Narrowband Imager for Mapping the Circumgalactic Medium

16 June 2024 • 15:20 - 15:40 Japan Standard Time | Room G414/415, North - 4F

Abstract

We present the experimental design of Maratus, a proposed 12U cubesat designed to map the circumgalactic medium of nearby galaxies. We leverage recent work in absorption line measurements of the gas near galaxies, improved far ultraviolet optical component performance, and the flexibility of the cubesat platform to create a pathfinding experiment at relatively low cost. We outline the key motivations behind such a mission, present the technical approach and feasibility measures, and conclude by highlighting the role Maratus can play in supporting upcoming larger scale missions, such as the Habitable Worlds Observatory.

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Univ. of Washington (United States)
Sarah is an associate professor in the astronomy department at the University of Washington, Seattle.
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Univ. of Washington (United States)
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Lauren Corlies
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum (United States)
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Univ. of Washington (United States)
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Brian T. Fleming
Lab. for Atmospheric and Space Physics (United States)
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Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Travis Mandeville
Univ. of Washington (United States)
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Univ. of Washington (United States)
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Space Sciences Lab. (United States)
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Univ. of Washington (United States)
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Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Univ. of Washington (United States)
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Univ. of Washington (United States)
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Jose Sanchez-Gallego
Univ. of Washington (United States)
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Carnegie Observatories (United States)
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Univ. of Washington (United States)
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Univ. of Washington (United States)
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Univ. of Washington (United States)