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The calibration of flight mirror modules for the ART-XC instrument on board the SRG mission
Author(s): M. Gubarev; B. Ramsey; J. J. Kolodziejczak; S. L. O'Dell; R. Elsner; V. Zavlin; D. Swartz; M. Pavlinsky; A. Tkachenko; I. Lapshov
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Paper Abstract

MSFC is fabricating x-ray optics for the Astronomical Roentgen Telescope – X-Ray Concentrator (ART-XC or ART for short) instrument under agreements with the Russian Space Research Institute (IKI). ART-XC is one of two instruments that will be launched on the Russian-German Spectrum-Roentgen-Gamma (SRG) Mission to be launched in 20161. Delivery of the flight optics for ART-XC (7 mirror modules) is currently scheduled for summer/fall of 20142. MSFC has to date completed assembly of four modules and has performed extensive calibration on two of these. These calibrations show that the modules meet effective area requirements and greatly exceed the angular resolution requirements. Details of the calibration procedure and an overview of the results obtained to date are presented here.

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Date Published: 28 July 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91444U (28 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056595
Show Author Affiliations
M. Gubarev, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
B. Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
J. J. Kolodziejczak, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
S. L. O'Dell, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
R. Elsner, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
V. Zavlin, Universities Space Research Association (United States)
D. Swartz, Universities Space Research Association (United States)
M. Pavlinsky, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
A. Tkachenko, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
I. Lapshov, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9144:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Mark Bautz, Editor(s)

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