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Considerations for the development of Lynx (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Jonathan W. Arenberg; Lynn N. Allen; James Mooney; Bill Purcell; Steven Jordan

Paper Abstract

One of the flagship-class missions under study for the Astro 2020 Decadal review is the Lynx x-ray mission. It has significant design heritage to the highly successful Chandra X-ray Observatory. This report will highlight work done by the CAN Consortium of Northrop Grumman, Ball and Harris supporting the mission concept development led by the Lynx Science and Technology Definition Team (STDT) and MSFC Study Office. By comparing the Lynx requirements against the demonstrated performance of the Chandra Observatory, this paper will highlight the high TRL technologies that can be re-used from Chandra and those that will require new development , which impacts the Lynx architecture and development requirements. This paper will also summarize the top level performance budgets, performance predictions and suggestions on the calibration approach.

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Date Published: 10 July 2018
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Proc. SPIE 10699, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 1069916 (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312369
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan W. Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Lynn N. Allen, Harris Corp. (United States)
James Mooney, Harris Corp. (United States)
Bill Purcell, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Steven Jordan, Ball Aerospace (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10699:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Shouleh Nikzad; Kazuhiro Nakazawa, Editor(s)

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