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26 September 2013 Status of the eROSITA Telescope testing and calibrating the x-ray mirror assemblies
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The eROSITA X-ray observatory that will be launched on board the Russian Spectrum-RG mission comprises seven X-ray telescopes, each with its own mirror assembly (mirror module + X-ray baffle), electron deflector, filter wheel, and CCD camera with its control electronics. The completed flight mirror modules are undergoing many thorough X-ray tests at the PANTHER X-ray test facility after delivery, after being mated with the X-ray baffle, and again after both the vibration and thermal-vacuum tests. A description of the work done with mirror modules/assemblies and the test results obtained will be reported here. We report also on the environmental tests that have been performed on the eROSITA telescope qualification model.
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Vadim Burwitz, Peter Predehl, Heinrich Bräuninger, Wolfgang Burkert, Konrad Dennerl, Josef Eder, Peter Friedrich, Maria Fürmetz, Gabriele Grisoni, Gisela Hartner, Fabio Marioni, Benedikt Menz, Elmar Pfeffermann, and Giuseppe Valsecchi "Status of the eROSITA Telescope testing and calibrating the x-ray mirror assemblies", Proc. SPIE 8861, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VI, 88610J (26 September 2013); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2024869
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