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17 December 2020 The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE): technical overview III
Paolo Soffitta, Primo Attinà, Luca Baldini, Mattia Barbanera, Wayne H. Baumgartner, Ronaldo Bellazzini, Jeff Bladt, Stephen D. Bongiorno, Alessandro Brez, Simone Castellano, Rita Carpentiero, Marco Castronuovo, Luca Cavalli, Elisabetta Cavazzuti, Fabio D'Amico, Saverio Citraro, Enrico Costa, William D. Deininger, Elsa D'Alba, Ettore Del Monte, Kutis L. Diets, Niccolo' Di Lalla, Alessandro Di Marco, Giuseppe Di Persio, Immacolata Donnarumma, Ronald F. Elsner, Sergio Fabiani, Riccardo Ferrazzoli, Larry Guy, William Kalinowski, Jeffery Kolodziejczak, Luca Latronico, Carlo Lefevre, Paolo Lorenzi, Leonardo Lucchesi, Simone Maldera, Alberto Manfreda, Elio Mangraviti, Herman L. Marshall, James Masciarelli, Giorgio Matt, Massimo Minuti, Fabio Muleri, Hikmat Nasimi, Barbara Negri, Alessio Nuti, Leonardo Orsini, Darren Osborne, Maura Pilia, Matteo Perri, Melissa Pesce-Rollins, Colin Peterson, Michele Pinchera, Simonetta Puccetti, Brian Ramsey, Ajay Ratheesh, Roger W. Romani, Paolo Sarra, Francesco Santoli, Andrea Sciortino, Carmelo Sgrò, Brian T. Smith, Gloria Spandre, Allyn F. Tennant, Antonino Tobia, Alessio Trois, Marco Vimercati, Jeffrey Wedmnore, Martin C. Weisskopf, Fei Xie, Francesco Zanetti, Cheryl Alexander, D. Zachery Allen, Fabrizio Amici, Lucio Angelo Antonelli, Spencer Antoniak, Matteo Bachetti, Raffaella Bonino, Fabio Borotto, Shawn Breeding, Daniele Brienza, H. Kyle Bygott, Claudia Cardelli, Marco Ceccanti, Mauro Centrone, Yuri Evangelista, MacKenzie Ferrie, Brent Forsyth, Michele Foster, Eli Gurnee, Grant Hibbard, Sandra R. Johnson, Erik Kelly, Kiranmayee Kilaru, Fabio La Monaca, Shelley Le Roy, Pasqualino Loffredo, Guido Magazzu', Marco Marengo, Alessandra Marrocchesi, Francesco Massaro, Alfredo Morbidini, Jeffrey McCracken, Michael McEachen, Paolo Mereu, Scott Mitchell, Ikuyuki Mitsuishi, Federico Mosti, Michela Nigro, Alessio Nuti, Chiara Oppedisano, Richard Pacheco, Alessandro Paggi, Steven D. Pavelitz, Cristina Pentz, Raffaele Piazzolla, Brad Porter, Alessandro Profeti, Jaganathan Ranganathan, John Rankin, Noah Root, Alda Rubini, Stephanie Ruswick, Javier Sanchez, Emanuele Scalise, Sara Schindhelm, Chet O. Speegle, Toru Tamagawa, Marcello Tardiola, Amy L. Walden, Bruce Weddendorf, David Welch, Michael Head, Stuart Gray, Rondal Mize, Stephen L. O'Dell, Christopher Schroeder, Nicholas E. Thomas, Randy M. Bagget, David Dolan, Kevin Ferrant, Joseph Footdale, Benjamin Garelick, Samantha Johnson, Timothy Seek
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IXPE, the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer, is a NASA SMEX mission with an important contribution of ASI that will be launched with a Falcon 9 in 2021 and will reopen the window of X-ray polarimetry after more than 40 years. The payload features three identical telescopes each one hosting one light-weight X-ray mirror fabricated by MSFC and one detector unit with its in-orbit calibration system and the Gas Pixel Detector sensitive to imaging X-ray polarization fabricated by INAF/IAPS, INFN and OHB Italy. The focal length after boom deployment from ATK-Orbital is 4 m, while the spacecraft is being fabricated by Ball Aerospace. The sensitivity will be better than 5.5% in 300 ks for a 1E-11 erg/s/cm2 (half mCrab) in the energy band of 2-8 keV allowing for sensitive polarimetry of extended and point-like X-ray sources. The focal plane instrument is completed, calibrated and it is going to be delivered at MSFC. We will present the status of the mission at about one year from the launch.
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Paolo Soffitta, Primo Attinà, Luca Baldini, Mattia Barbanera, Wayne H. Baumgartner, Ronaldo Bellazzini, Jeff Bladt, Stephen D. Bongiorno, Alessandro Brez, Simone Castellano, Rita Carpentiero, Marco Castronuovo, Luca Cavalli, Elisabetta Cavazzuti, Fabio D'Amico, Saverio Citraro, Enrico Costa, William D. Deininger, Elsa D'Alba, Ettore Del Monte, Kutis L. Diets, Niccolo' Di Lalla, Alessandro Di Marco, Giuseppe Di Persio, Immacolata Donnarumma, Ronald F. Elsner, Sergio Fabiani, Riccardo Ferrazzoli, Larry Guy, William Kalinowski, Jeffery Kolodziejczak, Luca Latronico, Carlo Lefevre, Paolo Lorenzi, Leonardo Lucchesi, Simone Maldera, Alberto Manfreda, Elio Mangraviti, Herman L. Marshall, James Masciarelli, Giorgio Matt, Massimo Minuti, Fabio Muleri, Hikmat Nasimi, Barbara Negri, Alessio Nuti, Leonardo Orsini, Darren Osborne, Maura Pilia, Matteo Perri, Melissa Pesce-Rollins, Colin Peterson, Michele Pinchera, Simonetta Puccetti, Brian Ramsey, Ajay Ratheesh, Roger W. Romani, Paolo Sarra, Francesco Santoli, Andrea Sciortino, Carmelo Sgrò, Brian T. Smith, Gloria Spandre, Allyn F. Tennant, Antonino Tobia, Alessio Trois, Marco Vimercati, Jeffrey Wedmnore, Martin C. Weisskopf, Fei Xie, Francesco Zanetti, Cheryl Alexander, D. Zachery Allen, Fabrizio Amici, Lucio Angelo Antonelli, Spencer Antoniak, Matteo Bachetti, Raffaella Bonino, Fabio Borotto, Shawn Breeding, Daniele Brienza, H. Kyle Bygott, Claudia Cardelli, Marco Ceccanti, Mauro Centrone, Yuri Evangelista, MacKenzie Ferrie, Brent Forsyth, Michele Foster, Eli Gurnee, Grant Hibbard, Sandra R. Johnson, Erik Kelly, Kiranmayee Kilaru, Fabio La Monaca, Shelley Le Roy, Pasqualino Loffredo, Guido Magazzu', Marco Marengo, Alessandra Marrocchesi, Francesco Massaro, Alfredo Morbidini, Jeffrey McCracken, Michael McEachen, Paolo Mereu, Scott Mitchell, Ikuyuki Mitsuishi, Federico Mosti, Michela Nigro, Alessio Nuti, Chiara Oppedisano, Richard Pacheco, Alessandro Paggi, Steven D. Pavelitz, Cristina Pentz, Raffaele Piazzolla, Brad Porter, Alessandro Profeti, Jaganathan Ranganathan, John Rankin, Noah Root, Alda Rubini, Stephanie Ruswick, Javier Sanchez, Emanuele Scalise, Sara Schindhelm, Chet O. Speegle, Toru Tamagawa, Marcello Tardiola, Amy L. Walden, Bruce Weddendorf, David Welch, Michael Head, Stuart Gray, Rondal Mize, Stephen L. O'Dell, Christopher Schroeder, Nicholas E. Thomas, Randy M. Bagget, David Dolan, Kevin Ferrant, Joseph Footdale, Benjamin Garelick, Samantha Johnson, and Timothy Seek "The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE): technical overview III", Proc. SPIE 11444, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 1144462 (17 December 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2567001
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