Ref: SCART-2021-0127

KORTES Mission for Solar Activity Monitoring Onboard International Space Station

Kirichenko, Alexey ; Kuzin, Sergey ; Shestov, Sergey ; Ulyanov, Artem ; Pertsov, Andrey ; Bogachev, Sergey ; Reva, Anton ; Loboda, Ivan ; Vishnyakov, Eugene ; Dyatkov, Sergey ; Erkhova, Nataliya ; Stȩślicki, Marek ; Sylwester, Janusz ; Płocieniak, Stefan ; Podgórski, Piotr ; Kowaliński, Mirosław ; Bakała, Jarosław ; Szaforz, Żaneta ; Siarkowski, Marek ; Ścisłowski, Daniel ; Mrozek, Tomasz ; Sylwester, Barbara ; Malyshev, Ilya ; Pestov, Alexey ; Polkovnikov, Vladimir ; Toropov, Mikhail ; Salashchenko, Nikolay ; Tsybin, Nikolay ; Chkhalo, Nikolay

published in Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences, 8 issue April, pp. 1-11 (2021)

Abstract: We present a description of the recent advances in the development of the KORTES assembly—the first solar oriented mission designed for the Russian segment of the International Space Station. KORTES consists of several imaging and spectroscopic instruments collectively covering a wide spectral range extending from extreme ultraviolet (EUV) wavelengths to X-rays. The EUV telescopes inside KORTESwill trace the origin and dynamics of various solar phenomena, e.g., flares, CMEs, eruptions etc. EUV spectra provided by grazing-incidence spectroheliographs will enable precise DEM-diagnostics during these events. The monochromatic X-ray imager will observe the formation of hot plasma in active regions and outside them. The SolpeX module inside KORTES will offer an opportunity to measure fluxes, Doppler shifts and polarization of soft X-ray emission both in lines and continuum. SolpeX observations will contribute to studies of particle beams and chromospheric evaporation. The instrumentation of KORTES will employ a variety of novel multilayer and crystal optics. The deployment of KORTES is planned for 2024.

Keyword(s): solar corona ; solar flares ; polarimetry ; spectroscopy ; solar imaging ; extreme ultraviolet ; soft X-rays ; international space station
DOI: 10.3389/fspas.2021.646895
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Royal Observatory of Belgium > Solar Physics & Space Weather (SIDC)
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