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The ART-XC Instrument on board the SRG Mission
Author(s): M. Pavlinsky; V. Akimov; V. Levin; I. Lapshov; A. Tkachenko; N. Semena; M. Buntov; A. Glushenko; V. Arefiev; A. Yaskovich; R. Sunyaev; E. Churazov; S. Sazonov; M. Revnivtsev; A. Lutovinov; S. Molkov; M. Kudelin; S. Garanin; S. Grigorovich; D. Litvin; V. Lazarchuk; I. Roiz; M. Garin; V. Babyshkin; I. Lomakin; A. Menderov; D. Moskvinov; M. Gubarev; B. Ramsey; K. Kilaru; S. L. O'Dell; R. Elsner
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Paper Abstract

Spectrum Roentgen Gamma (SRG) is an X-ray astrophysical observatory, developed by Russia in collaboration with Germany. The mission will be launched in 2014 from Baikonur, by a Zenit rocket with a Fregat booster and placed in a 6-month-period halo orbit around L2. The scientific payload consists of two independent telescopes – a soft-x-ray survey instrument, eROSITA, being provided by Germany and a medium-x-ray-energy survey instrument ART-XC being developed by Russia. ART-XC will consist of seven independent, but co-aligned, telescope modules with seven corresponding cadmium-telluride focal plane detectors. Each will operate over the approximate energy range of 6−30 keV, with an angular resolution of <1′, a field of view of ~30' and an energy resolution about 10% at 14 keV. The NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) will fabricate some of the mirror modules, to complement others fabricated by VNIIEF in Russia.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 84431T (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925376
Show Author Affiliations
M. Pavlinsky, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
V. Akimov, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
V. Levin, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
I. Lapshov, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
A. Tkachenko, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
N. Semena, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
M. Buntov, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
A. Glushenko, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
V. Arefiev, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
A. Yaskovich, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
R. Sunyaev, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (Germany)
E. Churazov, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (Germany)
S. Sazonov, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
M. Revnivtsev, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
A. Lutovinov, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
S. Molkov, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
M. Kudelin, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
S. Garanin, All-Russian Research Institute for Experimental Physics, VNIIEF (Russian Federation)
S. Grigorovich, All-Russian Research Institute for Experimental Physics, VNIIEF (Russian Federation)
D. Litvin, All-Russian Research Institute for Experimental Physics, VNIIEF (Russian Federation)
V. Lazarchuk, All-Russian Research Institute for Experimental Physics, VNIIEF (Russian Federation)
I. Roiz, All-Russian Research Institute for Experimental Physics, VNIIEF (Russian Federation)
M. Garin, All-Russian Research Institute for Experimental Physics, VNIIEF (Russian Federation)
V. Babyshkin, Lavochkin Association (Russian Federation)
I. Lomakin, Lavochkin Association (Russian Federation)
A. Menderov, Lavochkin Association (Russian Federation)
D. Moskvinov, Lavochkin Association (Russian Federation)
M. Gubarev, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
B. Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
K. Kilaru, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
S. L. O'Dell, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
R. Elsner, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8443:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Stephen S. Murray; Jan-Willem A. den Herder, Editor(s)

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