15 October 1997 In-orbit performance and calibration of the High-Pressure Gas Scintillation Proportional Counter on board the BeppoSAX satellite
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The high pressure gas scintillation proportional counter, HPGSPC, was launched on April 30, 1996, as part of the narrow field instruments package of the satellite for x-ray astronomy BeppoSAX. Sensitive in the 4 - 100 keV band it fills the gap between the LECS, MECS and PDS instruments, making BeppoSAX a real wide band satellite. In the following paper we present performance and calibration results on in-flight energy response, spectral and timing capabilities, in-orbit background.
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Andrea E. Santangelo, Andrea E. Santangelo, S. Piraino, S. Piraino, Alberto Segreto, Alberto Segreto, G. Fazio, G. Fazio, Salvatore Giarrusso, Salvatore Giarrusso, "In-orbit performance and calibration of the High-Pressure Gas Scintillation Proportional Counter on board the BeppoSAX satellite", Proc. SPIE 3114, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, (15 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.283797; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.283797
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