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The ATHENA optics development
Author(s): Marcos Bavdaz; Eric Wille; Brian Shortt; Sebastiaan Fransen; Maximilien Collon; Nicolas Barriere; Alexei Yanson; Giuseppe Vacanti; Jeroen Haneveld; Coen van Baren; Karl-Heinz Zuknik; Finn Christensen; Desiree Della Monica Ferreira; Michael Krumrey; Vadim Burwitz; Giovanni Pareschi; Daniele Spiga; Giuseppe Valsecchi; Dervis Vernani
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 990527 (18 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233037
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Marcos Bavdaz, European Space Agency, ESTEC (Netherlands)
Eric Wille, European Space Agency, ESTEC (Netherlands)
Brian Shortt, European Space Agency, ESTEC (Netherlands)
Sebastiaan Fransen, European Space Agency, ESTEC (Netherlands)
Maximilien Collon, cosine Research B.V. (Netherlands)
Nicolas Barriere, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands)
Alexei Yanson, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands)
Giuseppe Vacanti, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands)
Jeroen Haneveld, Micronit Microfluidics B.V. (Netherlands)
Coen van Baren, SRON (Netherlands)
Karl-Heinz Zuknik, OHB System AG (Germany)
Finn Christensen, DTU Space (Denmark)
Desiree Della Monica Ferreira, DTU Space (Denmark)
Michael Krumrey, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Vadim Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Giovanni Pareschi, INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Daniele Spiga, INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Giuseppe Valsecchi, Media Lario S.r.l. (Italy)
Dervis Vernani, RUAG (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9905:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Tadayuki Takahashi; Marshall Bautz, Editor(s)

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