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Mirror technology development for the International X-ray Observatory mission
Author(s): W. W. Zhang; M. Atanassova; P. Augustin; P. N. Blake; G. Byron; T. Carnahan; K. W. Chan; C. Fleetwood; C. He; M. D. Hill; M. Hong; L. Kolos; J. P. Lehan; J. R. Mazzarella; R. McClelland; L. Olsen; R. Petre; D. Robinson; R. Russell; T. T. Saha; M. Sharpe; M. V. Gubarev; W. D. Jones; S. L. O'Dell; W. Davis; D. R. Caldwell; M. Freeman; W. A. Podgorski; P. B. Reid
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Paper Abstract

The International X-ray Observatory mission is a collaborative effort of NASA, ESA, and JAXA. It will have unprecedented capabilities in spectroscopy, imaging, timing and polarization measurement. A key enabling element of the mission is a flight mirror assembly providing unprecedented large effective area (3 m2) and high angular resolution of (5 arcseconds half-power diameter). In this paper we outline the conceptual design of the mirror assembly and development of technology to enable its construction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7437, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IV, 74370Q (1 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830226
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W. W. Zhang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
M. Atanassova, NPP, Oak Ridge Associated Univ. (United States)
P. Augustin, Bastion Technologies, Inc. (United States)
P. N. Blake, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
G. Byron, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
T. Carnahan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
K. W. Chan, Univ. of Maryland (United States)
C. Fleetwood, Ball Aerospace and Technologies, Corp. (United States)
C. He, Ball Aerospace and Technologies, Corp. (United States)
M. D. Hill, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
M. Hong, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
L. Kolos, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
J. P. Lehan, NPP, Oak Ridge Associated Univ. (United States)
J. R. Mazzarella, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
R. McClelland, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
L. Olsen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
R. Petre, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
D. Robinson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
R. Russell, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
T. T. Saha, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
M. Sharpe, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
M. V. Gubarev, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
W. D. Jones, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
S. L. O'Dell, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
W. Davis, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
D. R. Caldwell, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
M. Freeman, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
W. A. Podgorski, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
P. B. Reid, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7437:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IV
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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