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EUV and hard x-ray instruments on board the Spanish Minisat 01 mission
Author(s): Alvaro Gimenez
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Paper Abstract

Minisat 01 is the first of a series of small satellites developed by INTA in Spain. In this case, it as a multi- purpose scientific mission. It was successfully launched on April 21 of last year using a Pegasus rocket. Minisat 01 caries on-board a payload with two astronomical instruments: EURD and LEGRI. EURD is a high sensitivity double spectrometer for the measurement of diffuse cosmic radiation in the extreme UV range, from 350 to 1100 angstrom. LEGRI is a hard x-ray imaging telescope with a coded mask and an array of HgI2 and CdZnTe detectors. News about the performance of Minisat 01 in orbit and its scientific results are presented together with a brief description of the instrumental and their main objectives. The continuation of the program is ensured by several future Minisat missions, now under development or study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3445, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IX, (10 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330304
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Alvaro Gimenez, Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aerospaciale (Spain) and Consejo Superior de Investigaciones (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3445:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IX
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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