6 July 2018 Grating design for the Water Recovery X-ray Rocket
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The Water Recovery X-ray Rocket (WRXR) is a sounding rocket payload that launched from the Kwajalein Atoll in April 2018 and was the first NASA astrophysics sounding rocket payload to be recovered from water. WRXR's primary instrument is a grating spectrometer that consists of a mechanical collimator, X-ray reflection gratings, grazing-incidence mirrors, and a hybrid CMOS detector. We present here the design of the WRXR spectrometer’s gratings and mirrors.
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Drew M. Miles, Drew M. Miles, Randall L. McEntaffer, Randall L. McEntaffer, Benjamin D. Donovan, Benjamin D. Donovan, James H. Tutt, James H. Tutt, Tyler Steiner, Tyler Steiner, Christopher R. Hillman, Christopher R. Hillman, Jake A. McCoy, Jake A. McCoy, Ningxiao Zhang, Ningxiao Zhang, "Grating design for the Water Recovery X-ray Rocket", Proc. SPIE 10699, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 106996K (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312648; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312648
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