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The x-ray advanced concepts testbed (XACT) sounding rocket payload
Author(s): Keith Gendreau; Zaven Arzoumanian; Fumi Asami; Robert Baker; Erin Balsamo; Kevin Black; Carlos Duran-Aviles; Teruaki Enoto; Kyle Gregory; Devin Hahne; Asami Hayato; Joe Hill; Fred Huegel; Takanori Iwahashi; Wataru Iwakiri; Keith Jahoda; Lalit Jalota; Philip Kaaret; Kenta Kaneko; Steven Kenyon; Takao Kitaguchi; Richard Koenecke; Takayoshi Kohmura; Takashi Okajima; Larry Olsen; F. Scott Porter; Kurt Rush; Peter Serlemitsos; Yang Soong; Yoko Takeuchi; Toru Tamagawa; Shin'ya Yamada; Akifumi Yoshikawa
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Paper Abstract

The scientific objective of the X-ray Advanced Concepts Testbed (XACT) is to measure the X-ray polarization properties of the Crab Nebula, the Crab pulsar, and the accreting binary Her X-1. Polarimetry is a powerful tool for astrophysical investigation that has yet to be exploited in the X-ray band, where it promises unique insights into neutron stars, black holes, and other extreme-physics environments. With powerful new enabling technologies, XACT will demonstrate X-ray polarimetry as a practical and flight-ready astronomical technique. Additional technologies that XACT will bring to flight readiness will also provide new X-ray optics and calibration capabilities for NASA missions that pursue space-based X-ray spectroscopy, timing, and photometry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 84434V (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926418
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Keith Gendreau, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Zaven Arzoumanian, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
CRESST/USRA (United States)
Fumi Asami, RIKEN (Japan)
Tokyo Univ. of Science (Japan)
Robert Baker, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Erin Balsamo, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
CRESST, UMBC (United States)
Kevin Black, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Rock Creek Scientific (United States)
Carlos Duran-Aviles, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Teruaki Enoto, RIKEN (Japan)
Kyle Gregory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Devin Hahne, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Saitama Univ. (Japan)
Asami Hayato, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
RIKEN (Japan)
Joe Hill, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Fred Huegel, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Takanori Iwahashi, Tokyo Univ. of Science (Japan)
Wataru Iwakiri, Saitama Univ. (Japan)
Keith Jahoda, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Lalit Jalota, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
CRESST, UMBC (United States)
Philip Kaaret, The Univ.of Iowa (United States)
Kenta Kaneko, Kogakuin Univ. (Japan)
Steven Kenyon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Takao Kitaguchi, RIKEN (Japan)
Richard Koenecke, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Adnet Systems (United States)
Takayoshi Kohmura, Kogakuin Univ. (Japan)
Takashi Okajima, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Larry Olsen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
F. Scott Porter, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Kurt Rush, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Peter Serlemitsos, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Yang Soong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
CRESST/USRA (United States)
Yoko Takeuchi, RIKEN (Japan)
Tokyo Univ. of Science (Japan)
Toru Tamagawa, CRESST, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Shin'ya Yamada, RIKEN (Japan)
Akifumi Yoshikawa, RIKEN (Japan)
Tokyo Univ. of Science (Japan)


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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