29 August 2017 The ATHENA telescope and optics status
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The work on the definition and technological preparation of the ATHENA (Advanced Telescope for High ENergy Astrophysics) mission continues to progress. In parallel to the study of the accommodation of the telescope, many aspects of the X-ray optics are being evolved further. The optics technology chosen for ATHENA is the Silicon Pore Optics (SPO), which hinges on technology spin-in from the semiconductor industry, and uses a modular approach to produce large effective area lightweight telescope optics with a good angular resolution. Both system studies and the technology developments are guided by ESA and implemented in industry, with participation of institutional partners. In this paper an overview of the current status of the telescope optics accommodation and technology development activities is provided.
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Marcos Bavdaz, Marcos Bavdaz, Eric Wille, Eric Wille, Mark Ayre, Mark Ayre, Ivo Ferreira, Ivo Ferreira, Brian Shortt, Brian Shortt, Sebastiaan Fransen, Sebastiaan Fransen, Maximilien Collon, Maximilien Collon, Giuseppe Vacanti, Giuseppe Vacanti, Nicolas Barriere, Nicolas Barriere, Boris Landgraf, Boris Landgraf, Jeroen Haneveld, Jeroen Haneveld, Coen van Baren, Coen van Baren, Karl-Heintz Zuknik, Karl-Heintz Zuknik, Desiree Della Monica Ferreira, Desiree Della Monica Ferreira, Sonny Massahi, Sonny Massahi, Finn Christensen, Finn Christensen, Michael Krumrey, Michael Krumrey, Vadim Burwitz, Vadim Burwitz, Giovanni Pareschi, Giovanni Pareschi, Daniele Spiga, Daniele Spiga, Giuseppe Valsecchi, Giuseppe Valsecchi, Dervis Vernani, Dervis Vernani, Paul Oliver, Paul Oliver, André Seidel, André Seidel, } "The ATHENA telescope and optics status", Proc. SPIE 10399, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII, 103990B (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274776; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2274776

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