31 July 2014 The calibration and testing of the eROSITA X-ray mirror assemblies
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In 2016 the X-ray Survey Telescope eROSITA, designed and built at MPE, will be launched on the Russian Spektr- Roentgen-Gamma Mission. A compact bundle of 7 co-aligned mirror modules with a focal length of 1600 mm and 54 nested mirror shells each form the X-ray telescope. The sensitivity of the telescope in terms of effective area, field-ofview (61'), and angular resolution (~16" HEW on-axis) will yield a high grasp of about 1000 cm2 deg2 around 1 keV with an average angular resolution of ~26" HEW over the field-of-view (30" including optical and spacecraft error contributions). All flight mirror modules including a flight spare have been completed and passed their acceptance tests in December 2013. The mirror modules now have all been mated with their corresponding X-ray baffles to form mirror assemblies and the passed rigorous environmental vibration and thermal cycling tests. Here we report on the results of these measurements and on the calibration measurements planned for the completed flight mirror assemblies.
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Vadim Burwitz, Vadim Burwitz, Peter Predehl, Peter Predehl, Peter Friedrich, Peter Friedrich, Heinrich Bräuninger, Heinrich Bräuninger, Josef Eder, Josef Eder, Elmar Pfeffermann, Elmar Pfeffermann, Wolfgang Burkert, Wolfgang Burkert, Konrad Dennerl, Konrad Dennerl, Gisela Hartner, Gisela Hartner, Benedikt Menz, Benedikt Menz, Maria Fürmetz, Maria Fürmetz, Giuseppe Valsecchi, Giuseppe Valsecchi, Fabio Marioni, Fabio Marioni, Gabriele Grisoni, Gabriele Grisoni, } "The calibration and testing of the eROSITA X-ray mirror assemblies", Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91441X (31 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056739; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056739
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