November 28, 2022 to December 1, 2022
Europe/Berlin timezone

Twinkle: A Mission to Deliver Large, Structured Extrasolar and Solar System Surveys

Nov 29, 2022, 10:15 AM


Jonathan Tennyson (UCL)


The Twinkle Space Mission is a space-based observatory that has been conceived to measure the composition of solar system objects, exoplanets, protoplanetary disks and stars. The satellite is based on a high-heritage platform and will carry a 0.45 m telescope with a visible and infrared spectrograph providing simultaneous wavelength coverage from 0.5 - 4.5 μm. The spacecraft will be launched into a Sun-synchronous low-Earth polar orbit and will operate in this highly stable thermal environment for a baseline lifetime of seven years.

This talk will provide an overview of Twinkle’s capabilities and discuss the broad range of targets the mission could observe, demonstrating the huge scientific potential of the spacecraft. Additionally, the work of the Founding Members will be highlighted, showing the initial interest of the survey members

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