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X-ray performance of a qualification model of an XMM mirror module
Author(s): Philippe Gondoin; Bernd Aschenbach; Heinrich W. Braeuninger; Daniel de Chambure; Jean-Paul Collette; Roland Egger; Kees van Katwijk; David H. Lumb; Anthony J. Peacock; Yvan Stockman; Jean Philippe Tock; 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 Programme 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, in 1995-96, a qualification model of an XMM mirror module which includes a representative number of mirror shells was manufactured. This model was sent to the CSL and PANTER facilities for UV and x-ray testing. The present paper describes the results of the pre-environmental tests performed at these facilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2808, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, (31 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256014
Show Author Affiliations
Philippe Gondoin, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Bernd Aschenbach, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Daniel de Chambure, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Jean-Paul Collette, Univ. de Liege (Belgium)
Roland Egger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Kees van Katwijk, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
David H. Lumb, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Anthony J. Peacock, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Yvan Stockman, Univ. de Liege (Belgium)
Jean Philippe Tock, Univ. de Liege (Belgium)
Richard Willingale, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2808:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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