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Update on the Micro-X Sounding Rocket payload
Author(s): E. Figueroa-Feliciano; J. S. Adams; R. Baker; S. R. Bandler; D. Dewey; W. B. Doriese; M. E. Eckart; R. Hamersma; G. C. Hilton; U. Hwang; K. D. Irwin; R. L. Kelley; C. A. Kilbourne; S. E. Kissel; S. W. Leman; D. McCammon; P. H. H. Oakley; T. Okajima; R. H. O'Neal; R. Petre; F. S. Porter; C. D. Reintsema; J. M. Rutherford; T. Saab; P. Serlemitsos; Y. Soong; S. N. Trowbridge; P. Wikus
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Paper Abstract

The Micro-X High Resolution Microcalorimeter X-ray Imaging Rocket is a sounding rocket experiment that will combine a transition-edge-sensor X-ray-microcalorimeter array with a conical imaging mirror to obtain high- spectral-resolution images of extended X-ray sources. The target for Micro-X’s first flight (slated for January 2013) is the Puppis A supernova remnant. The Micro-X observation of the bright eastern knot of Puppis A will obtain a line-dominated spectrum with up to 27,000 counts collected in 300 seconds at 2 eV resolution across the 0.3-2.5 keV band. Micro-X will determine the thermodynamic and ionization state of the plasma, search for line shifts and broadening associated with dynamical processes, and seek evidence of ejecta enhancement. We describe the progress made in developing this payload, including the detector, cryogenics, and electronics assemblies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 84431B (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927167
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E. Figueroa-Feliciano, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
J. S. Adams, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
R. Baker, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
S. R. Bandler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
D. Dewey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
W. B. Doriese, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
M. E. Eckart, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
R. Hamersma, Univ. of Florida (United States)
G. C. Hilton, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
U. Hwang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
K. D. Irwin, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
R. L. Kelley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
C. A. Kilbourne, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
S. E. Kissel, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
S. W. Leman, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
D. McCammon, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
P. H. H. Oakley, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
T. Okajima, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
R. H. O'Neal, Florida A&M Univ. (United States)
R. Petre, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
F. S. Porter, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
C. D. Reintsema, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
J. M. Rutherford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
T. Saab, Univ. of Florida (United States)
P. Serlemitsos, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Y. Soong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
S. N. Trowbridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
P. Wikus, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (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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