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SPICES: A Mission Concept to Characterize Long Period Planets from Giants to Super-Earths

Boccaletti, Anthony and Maire, Anne-Lise and Galicher, Raphaël and Baudoz, Pierre and Mawet, Dimitri and Trauger, John and Schneider, Jean and Traub, Wes and Stam, Daphne and Lagage, Pierre-Olivier and Gratton, Raffaele (2014) SPICES: A Mission Concept to Characterize Long Period Planets from Giants to Super-Earths. In: Formation, Detection, and Characterization of Extrasolar Habitable Planets. Proceedings IAU Symposium. No.293. Cambridge University Press , New York, NY, pp. 429-434. ISBN 9781107033825. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150528-145630181

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Abstract

SPICES (Spectro-Polarimetric Imaging and Characterization of Exoplanetary Systems) was proposed in 2010 for a five-year M-class mission in the context of ESA Cosmic Vision. Its purpose is to image and characterize long-period extrasolar planets located at several AUs (0.5-10 AU) from nearby stars (<25 pc) with masses ranging from a few Jupiter masses down to super-Earths (~2 Earth radii, ~10 M⊕), possibly habitable. In addition, circumstellar disks as faint as a few times the zodiacal light in the Solar System can be studied. SPICES is based on a 1.5-m off-axis telescope and can perform spectro-polarimetric measurements in the visible (450 - 900 nm) at a spectral resolution of about 40. This paper summarizes the top science program and the choices made to conceive the instrument. The performance is illustrated for a few emblematic cases.


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Boccaletti, Anthony0000-0001-9353-2724
Maire, Anne-Lise0000-0002-2591-4138
Mawet, Dimitri0000-0002-8895-4735
Additional Information:© 2014 International Astronomical Union.
Subject Keywords:instrumentation: high angular resolution, planetary systems
Series Name:Proceedings IAU Symposium
Issue or Number:293
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Official Citation:SPICES: A Mission Concept to Characterize Long Period Planets from Giants to Super-Earths Boccaletti, Anthony; Maire, Anne-Lise; Galicher, Raphaël; Baudoz, Pierre; Mawet, Dimitri; Trauger, John; Schneider, Jean; Traub, Wes; Stam, Daphne; Lagage, Pierre-Olivier; Gratton, Raffaele Formation, Detection, and Characterization of Extrasolar Habitable Planets, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, IAU Symposium, Volume 293, pp. 429-434
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