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

The International X-ray Observatory (IXO) is designed to conduct spectroscopic, imaging, and timing studies of astrophysical phenomena that take place as near as in the solar system and as far as in the early universe. It is a collaborative effort of ESA, JAXA, and NASA. It requires a large X-ray mirror assembly with an unprecedented X-ray collection area and a suite of focal plane detectors that measure every property of each photon. This paper reports on our effort to develop the necessary technology to enable the construction of the mirror assembly required by IXO.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 77321G (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857536
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W. W. Zhang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
M. Atanassova, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
M. Biskach, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
P. N. Blake, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
G. Byron, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
K. W. Chan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
T. Evans, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
C. Fleetwood, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
M. Hill, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
M. Hong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
L. Jalota, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
L. Kolos, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
J. M. Mazzarella, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
R. McClelland, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
L. Olsen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
R. Petre, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
D. Robinson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
T. T. Saha, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
M. Sharpe, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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)
T. Kester, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
S. L. O'Dell, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
D. Caldwell, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
W. Davis, 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)
S. Romaine, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7732:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Monique Arnaud; Stephen S. Murray; Tadayuki Takahashi, Editor(s)

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