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M. Hurwitz (UC, Berkeley), T. Sasseen (UCSB), W. Marchant, M. Sirk (UC, Berkeley), UC Berkeley CHIPS Instrument Team, SpaceDev., Inc. CHIPS Spacecraft Team
We present preliminary results from the Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer (``CHIPS") mission. CHIPS contains a grazing incidence spectrometer optimized for diffuse emission in the extreme ultraviolet band between 90 and 260 Angstroms, with a peak resolution of about 1.4 Angstroms. The spectrometer should provide unique and important new data on hot gas within the ``local bubble" of the interstellar medium. At the time this abstract was submitted, CHIPS had been successfully launched into a polar orbit, but commissioning of the spacecraft had only just begun.
CHIPS is supported by NASA grant NAG5-5213.
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