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Instrumentation package for ESA's (XEUS) X-ray Early Universe Spectroscopy mission
Author(s): David H. Lumb
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Paper Abstract

The Xeus mission is designed to explore the X-ray emission from objects in the Universe at high redshifts. A package of instruments has been defined in some detail that allows the scientific goals of the mission to be met. It comprises narrow field imaging spectrometers of both TES and STJ designs, and a Wide Field Imager with novel Silicon Active - Pixel sensing elements. Finally we discuss the utilisation of the largest yet conceived mirror collecting area that facilitates secondary science such as high time resolution, polarimetry and extensions to high energies > 10keV.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5165, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XIII, (3 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.508578
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David H. Lumb, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5165:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XIII
Kathryn A. Flanagan; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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