6 July 2018 Silicon pore optics manufacturing plan and schedule for ATHENA
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Silicon Pore Optics (SPO) provide high angular resolution with low effective area density as required for the Advanced Telescope for High Energy Astrophysics (Athena). The x-ray telescope consists of several hundreds of SPO mirror modules mounted in a telescope structure. During the development of the SPO technology, specific requirements of a future mass production have been considered right from the beginning. We present an updated analysis of the time and resources required for the Athena flight programme. A preliminary timeline for building and commissioning the required infrastructure, and for flight model production and integration of the mirror modules, is presented.
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Eric Wille, Eric Wille, Marcos Bavdaz, Marcos Bavdaz, Ivo Ferreira, Ivo Ferreira, Mark Ayre, Mark Ayre, Maximilien Collon, Maximilien Collon, } "Silicon pore optics manufacturing plan and schedule for ATHENA", Proc. SPIE 10699, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 106993L (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313617; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313617
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