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3 October 2007 Constellation-X mirror technology development
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As NASA's next major x-ray astronomical mission following the James Webb Space Telescope, Constellation-X requires technology advances in several areas, including x-ray optics, x-ray detectors, and x-ray gratings. In the area of x-ray optics, the technology challenge is in meeting a combination of angular resolution, effective area, mass, and production cost requirements. A vigorous x-ray optics development program has been underway to meet this challenge. Significant progress has been made in mirror fabrication, mirror mount and metrology, and mirror alignment and integration. In this paper we give a brief overview of our development strategy, technical approaches, current status, and expectations for the near future and refer interested readers to papers with an in-depth coverage of similar areas.
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