11 March 2003 High-resolution spectroscopic imaging (HSI) mission
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The High-Resolution Spectroscopic Imaging Mission is designed to be the first instrument to make true images of the hard X-ray/soft gamma-ray (2 - 600 keV) sky. By focusing energetic X-rays and low-energy gamma-rays, HSI will observe the cosmos with an unprecedented combination of sensitivity, spectral resolution, and angular resolving power. HSI is based on an array of multilayer grazing-incidence optics focusing onto high-resolution solid-state germanium pixel detectors with a focal length of 30-50 m. This paper describes the primary scientific objectives, technical approach to the instrumentation, and mission design.
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Fiona A. Harrison, Fiona A. Harrison, Steven E. Boggs, Steven E. Boggs, Finn Erland Christensen, Finn Erland Christensen, Neil A. Gehrels, Neil A. Gehrels, Jonathan E. Grindlay, Jonathan E. Grindlay, C. M. H. Chen, C. M. H. Chen, William W. Craig, William W. Craig, Charles J. Hailey, Charles J. Hailey, Philip Pinto, Philip Pinto, Steven Thorsett, Steven Thorsett, Jack Tueller, Jack Tueller, David L. Windt, David L. Windt, Stanford E. Woosley, Stanford E. Woosley, } "High-resolution spectroscopic imaging (HSI) mission", Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461280; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.461280


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