18 July 2016 The ATHENA optics development
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ATHENA (Advanced Telescope for High ENergy Astrophysics) is being studied by the European Space Agency (ESA) as the second large science mission, with a launch slot in 2028. System studies and technology preparation activities are on-going. The optics of the telescope is based on the modular Silicon Pore Optics (SPO), a novel X-ray optics technology significantly benefiting from spin-in from the semiconductor industry. Several technology development activities are being implemented by ESA in collaboration with European industry and institutions. The related programmatic background, technology development approach and the associated implementation planning are presented.
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Marcos Bavdaz, Marcos Bavdaz, Eric Wille, Eric Wille, Brian Shortt, Brian Shortt, Sebastiaan Fransen, Sebastiaan Fransen, Maximilien Collon, Maximilien Collon, Nicolas Barriere, Nicolas Barriere, Alexei Yanson, Alexei Yanson, Giuseppe Vacanti, Giuseppe Vacanti, Jeroen Haneveld, Jeroen Haneveld, Coen van Baren, Coen van Baren, Karl-Heinz Zuknik, Karl-Heinz Zuknik, Finn Christensen, Finn Christensen, Desiree Della Monica Ferreira, Desiree Della Monica Ferreira, Michael Krumrey, Michael Krumrey, Vadim Burwitz, Vadim Burwitz, Giovanni Pareschi, Giovanni Pareschi, Daniele Spiga, Daniele Spiga, Giuseppe Valsecchi, Giuseppe Valsecchi, Dervis Vernani, Dervis Vernani, } "The ATHENA optics development", Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 990527 (18 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233037; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233037
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