AAS 199th meeting, Washington, DC, January 2002
Session 64. Overview of The Supernova/Acceleration Probe
Display, Tuesday, January 8, 2002, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[64.01] Supernova / Acceleration Probe: An Overview

M. Levi (LBNL), C. Akerlof (Michigan), G. Aldering (LBNL), D. Amidei (Michigan), P. Astier (LPNHE), A. Baden (Maryland), C. Bebek (LBNL), L. Bergstrom (Stockholm), G. Bernstein, M. Campbell (Michigan), W. Carithers (LBNL), E. Commins, D. Curtis (Berkeley), S. Deustua, W. Edwards (LBNL), R. Ellis (Caltech), A. Fruchter (STSI), B. Frye (Princeton), J.F. Genat (LPNHE), G. Goldhaber (Berkeley), A. Goobar (Stockholm), J. Goodman (Maryland), J. Graham (Berkeley), D. Hardin (LPNHE), S. Harris, P. Harvey, H. Heetderks (Berkeley), S. Holland (LBNL), I. Hook (Edinburgh), D. Huterer (CWRU), D. Kasen, A. Kim (LBNL), R. Knop (Vanderbilt), R. Lafever (LBNL), M. Lampton (Berkeley), D. Levin (Michigan), J-M. Levy (LPNHE), C. Lidman (ESO), R. Lin (Berkeley), E. Linder, S. Loken (LBNL), T. McKay, S. McKee (Michigan), M. Metzger (Caltech), R. Miquel (LBNL), A. Mourao (CENTRA), P. Nugent (LBNL), R. Pain (LPNHE), D. Pankow, C. Pennypacker (Berkeley), S. Perlmutter (LBNL), A. Refregier (Cambridge), J. Rich (CEA), K. Robinson (LBNL), K. Schahmaneche (LPNHE), M. Schubnell (Michigan), A. Spadafora, G. Smoot (Berkeley), G. Sullivan (Maryland), G. Tarle, A. Tomasch (Michigan), SNAP Collaboration

The Supernova / Acceleration Probe (SNAP) is a space experiment to measure cosmological parameters and investigate the properties of the dark energy. The SNAP science goals require the control of measurement systematics using high resolution, high signal to noise photometric and spectroscopic observations. These science goals drive the design requirements for SNAP instrumentation.

We describe the current status of the mission concept and observatory design. The experiment described includes an instrumentation suite optimized to meet the stringent requirements for this science (a 2m class telescope with a one square degree imager and a low resolution spectrograph system) as well as orbit optimization, telemetry and mission operations.

This research is supported by the Department of Energy/ Office of High Energy Physics.

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