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29 July 2014 ART-XC/SRG: status of the x-ray optics development
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The Astronomical Roentgen Telescope (ART) instrument is a hard-x-ray instrument with energy response up to 30 keV that is to be launched on board of the Spectrum Roentgen Gamma (SRG) Mission. The instrument consists of seven identical mirror modules coupled with seven CdTe strip focal-plane detectors. The mirror modules are being developed at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC.) Each module has ~65 sq. cm effective area and an on-axis angular resolution of 30 arcseconds half power diameter (HPD) at 8 keV. The current status of the mirror module development and testing will be presented.
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M. Gubarev, B. Ramsey, R. Elsner, S. O'Dell, J. Kolodziejczak, J. McCracken, V. Zavlin, D. Swartz, K. Kilaru, C. Atkins, M. Pavlinsky, A. Tkachenko, and I. Lapshov "ART-XC/SRG: status of the x-ray optics development", Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91441V (29 July 2014); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056813
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