18 July 2016 eROSITA on SRG
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eROSITA (extended ROentgen Survey with an Imaging Telescope Array) is the core instrument on the Russian/German Spektrum-Roentgen-Gamma (SRG) mission which is now officially scheduled for launch on September 2017, eROSITA will perform a deep survey of the entire X-ray sky. Within the first 4 years of the mission the sky will be scanned 8 times. In the soft band (0.5-2 keV), it will be about 30 times more sensitive than ROSAT, while in the hard band (2-8 keV) it will provide the first ever true imaging survey of the sky. eROSITA is currently (June 2016) in its final integration and test phase. All seven FM Mirror Assemblies and Camera Assemblies (+ 1 spare) have been tested and calibrated. All subsystems and components are well within their expected performances.
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Peter Predehl, Robert Andritschke, Vladimir Babyshkin, Werner Becker, Walter Bornemann, Heinrich Bräuninger, Hermann Brunner, Thomas Boller, Vadim Burwitz, Wolfgang Burkert, Nicolas Clerc, Eugene Churazov, Diogo Coutinho, Konrad Dennerl, Tom Dwelly, Josef Eder, Valentin Emberger, Michael Freyberg, Peter Friedrich, Maria Fürmetz, Antonis Georgakakis, Marat Gilfanov, Christoph Grossberger, Frank Haberl, Olaf Hälker, Gisela Hartner, Andreas v. Kienlin, Walter Kink, Ingo Kreykenbohm, Georg Lamer, Ilya Lomakin, Igor Lapshov, Norbert Meidinger, Andrea Merloni, Benjamin Mican, Siegfried Müller, Kirpal Nandra, Mikhail Pavlinsky, Elmar Pfeffermann, Daniel Pietschner, Jan Robrade, Mara Salvato, Andrea Santangelo, Manami Sasaki, Hartmut Scheuerle, Jürgen Schmitt, Axel Schwope, Rashid Sunyaev, Chris Tenzer, Valeri Yaroshenko, Jörn Wilms, "eROSITA on SRG", Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 99051K (18 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2235092; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2235092
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