29 July 2010 Mirror technology development for the International X-ray Observatory mission (IXO)
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The International X-ray Observatory (IXO) is designed to conduct spectroscopic, imaging, and timing studies of astrophysical phenomena that take place as near as in the solar system and as far as in the early universe. It is a collaborative effort of ESA, JAXA, and NASA. It requires a large X-ray mirror assembly with an unprecedented X-ray collection area and a suite of focal plane detectors that measure every property of each photon. This paper reports on our effort to develop the necessary technology to enable the construction of the mirror assembly required by IXO.
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W. W. Zhang, W. W. Zhang, M. Atanassova, M. Atanassova, M. Biskach, M. Biskach, P. N. Blake, P. N. Blake, G. Byron, G. Byron, K. W. Chan, K. W. Chan, T. Evans, T. Evans, C. Fleetwood, C. Fleetwood, M. Hill, M. Hill, M. Hong, M. Hong, L. Jalota, L. Jalota, L. Kolos, L. Kolos, J. M. Mazzarella, J. M. Mazzarella, R. McClelland, R. McClelland, L. Olsen, L. Olsen, R. Petre, R. Petre, D. Robinson, D. Robinson, T. T. Saha, T. T. Saha, M. Sharpe, M. Sharpe, M. V. Gubarev, M. V. Gubarev, W. D. Jones, W. D. Jones, T. Kester, T. Kester, S. L. O'Dell, S. L. O'Dell, D. Caldwell, D. Caldwell, W. Davis, W. Davis, M. Freeman, M. Freeman, W. Podgorski, W. Podgorski, P. B. Reid, P. B. Reid, S. Romaine, S. Romaine, } "Mirror technology development for the International X-ray Observatory mission (IXO)", Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 77321G (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857536; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857536
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