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X-ray multi-mirror (XMM) telescope
Author(s): Philippe Gondoin; Daniel de Chambure; Kees van Katwijk; Philippe Kletzkine; D. Stramaccioni; Bernd Aschenbach; Oberto Citterio; Richard Willingale
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Paper Abstract

The High Throughput X-Ray Spectroscopy Mission (XMM) is a `Cornerstone' Project in the ESA long-term Program for Space Science. The satellite observatory uses three grazing incidence mirror modules coupled to reflection grating spectrometers and X-ray CCD cameras. In order to achieve a large effective area, each XMM mirror module consists of 58 Wolter I mirrors which are nested in a coaxial and cofocal configuration. This high packing density requires the production and integration of very thin mirror shells with diameters ranging from 300 to 700 nm. In this paper, we first present the optomechanical design of an XMM mirror module with an emphasis on thermal control and straylight analysis. We then describe the X-ray test results of a mirror development model with an electro-optical breadboard of a CCD focal plane camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 1994
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2279, Advances in Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV/FUV Optics, (11 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.193178
Show Author Affiliations
Philippe Gondoin, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Daniel de Chambure, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Kees van Katwijk, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Philippe Kletzkine, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
D. Stramaccioni, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Bernd Aschenbach, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Oberto Citterio, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Richard Willingale, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2279:
Advances in Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV/FUV Optics
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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