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Mirror technology development for the International X-Ray Observatory (IXO) mission
Author(s): W. W. Zhang; J. Bolognese; G. Byron; K. W. Chan; D. A. Content; T. J. Hadjimichael; Charles Hewitt; M. D. Hill; M. Hong; J. P. Lehan; L. Lozipone; J. M. Mazzarella; R. McClelland; D. T. Nguyen; L. Olsen; R. Petre; D. Robinson; S. O. Rohrbach; 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. Podgorski; P. B. Reid
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Paper Abstract

The International X-Ray Observatory (IXO) is a NASA, ESA, and JAXA joint mission. It requires a mirror assembly with unprecedented characteristics that cannot be provided by existing optical technologies. In the past several years, the project office at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has supported a vigorous mirror technology development program. This program includes the fabrication of lightweight mirror segments by slumping commercially available thin glass sheets, the support and mounting of these thin mirror segments for accurate metrology, the mounting and attachment of these mirror segments for the purpose of X-ray tests, and development of methods for aligning and integrating these mirror segments into mirror assemblies. This paper describes our efforts and developments in these areas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7360, EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space, 73600J (30 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.833544
Show Author Affiliations
W. W. Zhang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
J. Bolognese, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
G. Byron, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
K. W. Chan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
D. A. Content, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
T. J. Hadjimichael, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Charles Hewitt, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
M. D. Hill, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
M. Hong, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
J. P. Lehan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
L. Lozipone, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
J. M. Mazzarella, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
R. McClelland, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
D. T. Nguyen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
L. Olsen, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
R. Petre, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
D. Robinson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
S. O. Rohrbach, 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. Podgorski, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
P. B. Reid, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7360:
EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space
René Hudec; Ladislav Pina, Editor(s)

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