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X-ray evolving universe spectroscopy mission (XEUS)
Author(s): Marcos Bavdaz; Johan A.M. Bleeker; Gunther Hasinger; Hajime Inoue; Giorgio G.C. Palumbo; Anthony J. Peacock; Arvind N. Parmar; Martin J. L. Turner; Joachim E. Truemper; Jens Schiemann
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Paper Abstract

XEUS: The X-ray Evolving Universe Spectroscopy mission represents a potential follow-on mission to the ESA XMM cornerstone currently nearing completion. XEUS represents the next logical step forward in x-ray astrophysics after the current set of mission have been launched and completed their operational lives. The development and ultimate success relies heavily on the capability of the International Space Station (ISS). In this paper we describe the key characteristics of the mission including the requirements placed specifically on the ISS and discuss the significant advances in high energy astrophysics expected from such an observatory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3766, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions II, (29 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363664
Show Author Affiliations
Marcos Bavdaz, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Johan A.M. Bleeker, Space Research Organization (Netherlands)
Gunther Hasinger, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Hajime Inoue, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Giorgio G.C. Palumbo, Univ. degli Studi di Bologne (Italy)
Anthony J. Peacock, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Arvind N. Parmar, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Martin J. L. Turner, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Joachim E. Truemper, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Jens Schiemann, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3766:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions II
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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