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Innovative space x-ray telescopes
Author(s): R. Hudec; A. Inneman; L. Pina; L. Sveda; H. Ticha; V. Brozek

Paper Abstract

We report on the progress in innovative X-ray mirror development with focus on requirements of future X-ray astronomy space projects. Various future projects in X-ray astronomy and astrophysics will require large lightweight but highly accurate segments with multiple thin shells or foils. The large Wolter 1 grazing incidence multiple mirror arrays, the Kirkpatrick-Baez modules, as well as the large Lobster-Eye X-ray telescope modules in Schmidt arrangement may serve as examples. All these space projects will require high quality and light segmented shells (shaped, bent or flat foils) with high X-ray reflectivity and excellent mechanical stability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10568, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2004, 105681D (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308003
Show Author Affiliations
R. Hudec, Astronomical Institute, ASCR (Czech Republic)
A. Inneman, Ctr. of Advanced X-ray Technologies, Reflex (Czech Republic)
L. Pina, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
L. Sveda, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
H. Ticha, Ctr. of Advanced X-ray Technologies, Reflex (Czech Republic)
V. Brozek, Institute of Chemical Technology (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10568:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2004
Josiane Costeraste; Errico Armandillo, Editor(s)

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