SuperHERO: the next generation hard x-ray HEROES telescope

Jessica A. Gaskin, Steven D. Christe, Ronald F. Elsner, Kiranmayee Kilaru, Brian D. Ramsey, Paul Seller, Albert Y. Shih, David W. Stuchlik, Douglas A. Swartz, Allyn F. Tennant, Bruce Weddendorf, Matthew D. Wilson (+4 others)
2014 Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray  
SuperHERO is a new high-resolution Long Duration Balloon-capable, hard-x-ray (20-75 keV) focusing telescope for making novel astrophysics and heliophysics observations. The SuperHERO payload, currently in its proposal phase, is being developed jointly by the Astrophysics Office at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, the Solar Physics Laboratory and the Wallops Flight Facility at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. SuperHERO is a follow-on payload to the High Energy Replicated Optics to Explore the
more » ... tics to Explore the Sun (HEROES) balloon-borne telescope that recently launched from Fort Sumner, NM in September of 2013, and will utilize many of the same features. Significant enhancements to the HEROES payload will be made, including the addition of optics, novel solid-state multi-pixel CdTe detectors, integration of the Wallops Arc-Second Pointer and a significantly lighter gondola suitable for a Long Duration Flight.
doi:10.1117/12.2058713 fatcat:6d5q7qpfzfbrvmdrc33ef26liu