From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2017
At the PANTER X-ray test facility of the Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik a lot of effort has and will be devoted to develop, test and calibrate the optics of ESA’s Athena X-ray observatory. We will present and discuss the type of measurements that are and will be done at PANTER based on experience of testing and calibrating the optics of ROSAT, XMM-Newton as well as recently eROSITA. This encompasses the testing of single silicon pore optics and mini petals as part of Athena mirror assembly integration and testing efforts. Finally the testing of the complete Athena mirror during different stages of integration as well as the final calibration will have to be performed in a new upgraded X-ray test facility.
Vadim Burwitz, Richard Willingale, Carlo Pellilciari, Gisela Hartner, and Marlis-Madeleine La Caria, "Testing and calibrating the ATHENA optics at PANTER (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 10399, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII, 103990O (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 09, 2017; Published: 13 October 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2274237.
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