15 July 2008 Overview of ESA study activities on XEUS
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The XEUS (X-ray Evolving Universe Spectroscopy) proposal has been recently selected by the science advisory structure of the European Space Agency as an L-class candidate mission. On this basis, XEUS will undergo an assessment study, in line with the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 selection process. The mission would represent a follow-up to XMM-Newton, providing a next generation X-ray observatory at disposal of the astrophysics community. The paper provides an overview of the recent study activities performed by ESA, including a critical review of the main requirements and a discussion on the associated impact at system level. The model payload presently considered for XEUS is also presented, as well as the technology developments needs.
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P. Gondoin, P. Gondoin, N. Rando, N. Rando, A. Parmar, A. Parmar, D. Martin, D. Martin, P. Verhoeve, P. Verhoeve, T. Oosterbroek, T. Oosterbroek, M. Bavdaz, M. Bavdaz, K. Wallace, K. Wallace, D. de Wilde, D. de Wilde, F. Safa, F. Safa, "Overview of ESA study activities on XEUS", Proc. SPIE 7011, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 70110G (15 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790482; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790482
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