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European Stratospheric Balloon Observatory Design Study

Deliverables

Ground System Conceptual Design Report

A single conceptual design report is foreseen for the common and dedicated ground systems for all flight platforms. If several ground sites remain in consideration, the descriptions may be combined into one report or several, as seen fit.

Operations and Governance Conceptual Design Report

This document will describe the considered operations and governance structures, along with the estimated ROM cost estimates of operation under each structure, the services offered, and impacts expected. It will also contain the a proposed process for site selection along with site criteria and requirements and an identified recommendation regarding the operations and governance infrastructure.

Interface Control Documents

In this document, all internal and external interfaces of infrastructure elements identified so far will be listed and specified to the extent possible. The ICD will be further developed along with more detailed interface definitions throughout the project.

Development Roadmap

This document will provide an overview of the development timeline for the infrastructure, including funding and technology needs. Technology development activities will be laid out. Separate but coordinated development timelines will be provided for the different infrastructure platforms as far as it is reasonable, in order to judge the required efforts of each platform.

Test Report

This document will contain the detailed test procedures, set-ups, and results.

ESBO Executive Summary

Brief executive summary of the envisioned infrastructure, including the scientific vision, the development roadmap, and funding needs. This document will serve as a means of presenting the ESBO concept to relevant funding and policy bodies.

Design Justification File

This document will contain a description of the chosen infrastructure design concept, along with a justification of major choices.

Requirements Baseline

This document will define the top-level user requirements that shall be fulfilled by the infrastructure. All subsequent development will be based upon it.

Flight System Conceptual Design Report

A conceptual design report will be created for each flight platform studied (currently foreseen UV, exoplanets, FIR-focused, but may change during detailed study). The reports will contain the detailed system design and preliminary conceptual subsystem design of the flight system. Due attention will be paid to the description of scalable and modular elements.

Dissemination and Exploitation Plan

Report detailing the strategy and activities foreseen to ensure optimal diffusion of the project results. This report will be an update of the Plan for the Dissemination and Exploitation of ESBO DS Results which was already provided in the project proposal / Annex 1 to the Grant Agreement.

Gondola/Test Hardware

This deliverable is part of the prototype and test hardware. It will include: the balloon gondola with its subsystems, as well as required associated test hardware. In addition to tests in WP12, the prototype platform will also be used for demonstration activities for research groups and/or the general public. If feasible, basic demonstrations will be performed at the community workshop. The final technology demonstration will be carried out via a flight test of the prototype under external funding at the end of the project or shortly thereafter. The prototype platform will be made available to the scientific community after the project.

Concept presentation to scientific audience

Before choosing a concept for further design during the Alternative Concepts Review, the ESBO DS team will present the studied concepts at a major international scientific conference (minimum one) to collect feedback and input from the scientific community. D3.1 is the conference presentation.

Public Webpage

Public webpage of the project for dissemination and communication activities.

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Publications

European Stratospheric Balloon Observatory (ESBO) – Identification of Planetary Science Applications

Author(s): Philipp Maier, Jürgen Wolf, Thomas Keilig, Alfred Krabbe, René Duffard, José Luis Ortiz, Sabine Klinkner, Michael Lengowski, Thomas Müller, Christian Lockowandt, Norbert Kappelmann, Beate Stelzer, Klaus Werner, Christoph Kalkuhl, Thomas Rauch, Thomas Schanz. Jürgen Barnstedt, Lauro Conti, Lars Hanke, Daniel Angerhausen, Sarah Bougueroua, Andreas Pahler, Mahsa Taheran
Published in: European Planetary Science Congress 2019, Issue EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019, 2019

A New Operational Concept for Stratospheric Science Payloads: Reusing an Extensible Satellite Framework for Operating Regular Balloon-Based Astronomical Missions

Author(s): Mahsa Taheran Vernoosfaderani, Philipp Maier, Sarah Bougueroua, Andreas Pahler
Published in: 16th International Conference on Space Operations, 2021

Status of the STUDIO UV balloon mission and platform

Author(s): Andreas Pahler, Maria Ångermann, Jürgen Barnstedt, Sarah Bougueroua, Angel Colin, Lauro Conti, Sebastian Diebold, Rene Duffard, Moritz Emberger, Lars Hanke, Christoph Kalkuhl, Norbert Kappelmann, Thomas Keilig, Sabine Klinkner, Alfred Krabbe, Olle Janson, Michael Lengowski, Christian Lockowandt, Philipp Maier, Thomas Müller, Thomas Rauch, Thomas Schanz, Beate Stelzer, Mahsa Taheran, Alf Vaerneu
Published in: Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VIII, 2020, Page(s) 300
DOI: 10.1117/12.2575932

MCP detector development for UV space missions

Author(s): Lauro Conti, Jürgen Barnstedt, Sebastian Buntrock, Sebastian Diebold, Lars Hanke, Christoph Kalkuhl, Norbert Kappelmann, Thomas Kaufmann, Thomas Rauch, Beate Stelzer, Thomas Schanz, Klaus Werner, Hans-Rudolf Elsener, Sarah Bouguerousa, Thomas Keilig, Alfred Krabbe, Philipp Maier, Andreas Pahler, Mahsa Taheran, Jürgen Wolf, Kevin Meyer, Daniel M. Schaadt
Published in: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 2020, Page(s) 17
DOI: 10.1117/12.2560663

Stratospheric balloons as a complement to the next generation of astronomy missions

Author(s): Philipp Maier, Maria Ångermann, Jürgen Barnstedt, Sarah Bougueroua, Angel Colin, Lauro Conti, René Duffard, Lars Hanke, Olle Janson, Christoph Kalkuhl, Norbert Kappelmann, Thomas Keilig, Sabine Klinkner, Alfred Krabbe, Michael Lengowski, Christian Lockowandt, Thomas Müller, Jose-Luis Ortiz, Andreas Pahler, Thomas Rauch, Thomas Schanz, Beate Stelzer, Mahsa Taheran, Alf Vaerneus, Klaus Werner, J
Published in: International Astronautical Congress 2020, Issue 71st International Astronautical Congress, 2020

Towards a European Stratospheric Balloon Observatory: the ESBO design study

Author(s): Jürgen Barnstedt, Stephan Geier, Christoph Kalkuhl, Thomas Rauch, Thomas Schanz, Philipp Maier, Jürgen Wolf, Thomas Keilig, Alfred Krabbe, Rene Duffard, Jose Luis Ortiz, Sabine Klinkner, Michael Lengowski, Thomas Müller, Christian Lockowandt, Christian Krokstedt, Norbert Kappelmann, Beate Stelzer, Klaus Werner, Lars Hanke, Lauro Conti
Published in: Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 2018, Page(s) 169
DOI: 10.1117/12.2319248

Stratospheric balloons as a platform for the next large far infrared observatory

Author(s): Philipp Maier, Jürgen Wolf, Alfred Krabbe, Thomas Keilig, Andreas Pahler, Sarah Bougueroua, Thomas Müller, Rene Duffard, Jose-Luis Ortiz, Sabine Klinkner, Michael Lengowski, Christian Krokstedt, Christian Lockowandt, Norbert Kappelmann, Beate Stelzer, Klaus Werner, Stephan Geier, Christoph Kalkuhl, Thomas Rauch, Thomas Schanz, Jürgen Barnstedt, Lauro Conti, Lars Hanke, Maja Kaźmierczak-Barthel
Published in: Issue International Astronautical Congress 2018, 2018

Towards a European Stratospheric Balloon Observatory – Planetary Science Applications

Author(s): Philipp Maier, Jürgen Wolf, Thomas Keilig, Alfred Krabbe, René Duffard, José Luis Ortiz, Sabine Klinkner, Michael Lengowski, Thomas Müller, Christian Lockowandt, Christian Krockstedt, Norbert Kappelmann, Beate Stelzer, Klaus Werner, Stephan Geier, Christoph Kalkuhl, Thomas Rauch, Thomas Schanz. Jürgen Barnstedt, Lauro Conti, LarsHanke, Daniel Angerhausen
Published in: European Planetary Science Congress 2018, Issue Vol. 12, 2018