31 October 1996 X-ray performance of a qualification model of an XMM mirror module
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The high throughput x-ray spectroscopy mission (XMM) is a 'cornerstone' project in the ESA Long-Term Programme for Space Science. The satellite observatory uses three grazing incidence mirror modules coupled to reflection grating spectrometers and x-ray CCD cameras. In order to achieve a large effective area, each XMM mirror module consists of 58 Wolter I mirrors which are nested in a coaxial and cofocal configuration, in 1995-96, a qualification model of an XMM mirror module which includes a representative number of mirror shells was manufactured. This model was sent to the CSL and PANTER facilities for UV and x-ray testing. The present paper describes the results of the pre-environmental tests performed at these facilities.
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Philippe Gondoin, Philippe Gondoin, Bernd Aschenbach, Bernd Aschenbach, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Daniel de Chambure, Daniel de Chambure, Jean-Paul Collette, Jean-Paul Collette, Roland Egger, Roland Egger, Kees van Katwijk, Kees van Katwijk, David H. Lumb, David H. Lumb, Anthony J. Peacock, Anthony J. Peacock, Yvan Stockman, Yvan Stockman, Jean Philippe Tock, Jean Philippe Tock, Richard Willingale, Richard Willingale, } "X-ray performance of a qualification model of an XMM mirror module", Proc. SPIE 2808, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, (31 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256014; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.256014
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