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6 July 2018 The FORCE mission: science aim and instrument parameter for broadband x-ray imaging spectroscopy with good angular resolution
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FORCE is a 1.2 tonnes small mission dedicated for wide-band fine-imaging x-ray observation. It covers from 1 to 80 keV with a good angular resolution of 15′′ half-power-diameter. It is proposed to be launched around mid2020s and designed to reach a limiting sensitivity as good as FX(10 − 40 keV) = 3 × 10−15 erg cm−2 s −1 keV−1 within 1 Ms. This number is one order of magnitude better than current best one. With its high-sensitivity wideband coverage, FORCE will probe the new science field of “missing BHs”, searching for families of black holes of which populations and evolutions are not well known. Other point-source and diffuse-source sciences are also considered. FORCE will also provide the “hard x-ray coverage” to forthcoming large soft x-ray observatories.
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Kazuhiro Nakazawa, Koji Mori, Takeshi G. Tsuru, Yoshihiro Ueda, Hisamitsu Awaki, Yasushi Fukazawa, Manabu Ishida, Hironori Matsumoto, Hiroshi Murakami, Takashi Okajima, Tadayuki Takahashi, Hiroshi Tsunemi, and William W. Zhang "The FORCE mission: science aim and instrument parameter for broadband x-ray imaging spectroscopy with good angular resolution", Proc. SPIE 10699, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 106992D (6 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2309344
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