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The spectrometer telescope for imaging x-rays on board the Solar Orbiter mission
Author(s): A. O. Benz; S. Krucker; G. J. Hurford; N. G. Arnold; P. Orleanski; H.-P. Gröbelbauer; S. Klober; L. Iseli; H. J. Wiehl; A. Csillaghy; L. Etesi; N. Hochmuth; M. Battaglia; M. Bednarzik; R. Resanovic; O. Grimm; G. Viertel; V. Commichau; A. Meuris; O. Limousin; S. Brun; N. Vilmer; K. R. Skup; R. Graczyk; M. Stolarski; M. Michalska; W. Nowosielski; A. Cichocki; M. Mosdorf; K. Seweryn; A. Przepiórka; J. Sylwester; M. Kowalinski; T. Mrozek; P. Podgorski; G. Mann; H. Aurass; E. Popow; H. Önel; F. Dionies; S. Bauer; J. Rendtel; A. Warmuth; M. Woche; D. Plüschke; W. Bittner; J. Paschke; D. Wolker; H. F. Van Beek; F. Farnik; J. Kasparova; A. M. Veronig; I. W. Kienreich; P. T. Gallagher; D. S. Bloomfield; M. Piana; A. M. Massone; B. R. Dennis; R. A. Schwarz; R. P. Lin
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Paper Abstract

The Spectrometer Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX) is one of 10 instruments on board Solar Orbiter, a confirmed Mclass mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) within the Cosmic Vision program scheduled to be launched in 2017. STIX applies a Fourier-imaging technique using a set of tungsten grids (at pitches from 0.038 to 1 mm) in front of 32 pixelized CdTe detectors to provide imaging spectroscopy of solar thermal and non-thermal hard X-ray emissions from 4 to 150 keV. The status of the instrument reviewed in this paper is based on the design that passed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) in early 2012. Particular emphasis is given to the first light of the detector system called Caliste-SO.

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Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 84433L (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927793
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A. O. Benz, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern (Switzerland)
S. Krucker, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland)
Space Science Lab., Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
G. J. Hurford, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland)
Space Science Lab., Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
N. G. Arnold, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland)
P. Orleanski, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (Switzerland)
Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
H.-P. Gröbelbauer, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern (Switzerland)
S. Klober, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern (Switzerland)
L. Iseli, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern (Switzerland)
H. J. Wiehl, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern (Switzerland)
A. Csillaghy, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern (Switzerland)
L. Etesi, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern (Switzerland)
N. Hochmuth, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern (Switzerland)
M. Battaglia, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern (Switzerland)
M. Bednarzik, Lab. for Micro- and Nanotechnology, Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)
R. Resanovic, Lab. for Micro- and Nanotechnology, Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)
O. Grimm, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
G. Viertel, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
V. Commichau, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
A. Meuris, CEA Saclay (France)
O. Limousin, CEA Saclay (France)
S. Brun, CEA Saclay (France)
N. Vilmer, LESIA (France)
K. R. Skup, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
R. Graczyk, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Stolarski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Michalska, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
W. Nowosielski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
A. Cichocki, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Mosdorf, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
K. Seweryn, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
A. Przepiórka, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
J. Sylwester, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
M. Kowalinski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
T. Mrozek, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
iLeibniz-Institut (Germany)
P. Podgorski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
G. Mann, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
H. Aurass, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
E. Popow, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
H. Önel, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
F. Dionies, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
S. Bauer, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
J. Rendtel, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
A. Warmuth, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
M. Woche, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
D. Plüschke, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
W. Bittner, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
J. Paschke, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
D. Wolker, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)
H. F. Van Beek, HF Van Beek ConsultANCY (Netherlands)
F. Farnik, Astronomical Institute of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
J. Kasparova, Astronomical Institute of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
A. M. Veronig, Univ. of Graz (Austria)
I. W. Kienreich, Univ. of Graz (Austria)
P. T. Gallagher, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
D. S. Bloomfield, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
M. Piana, Univ.degli Studi di Genova (Italy)
A. M. Massone, SPIN Genova, CNR (Italy)
B. R. Dennis, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
R. A. Schwarz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Catholic Univ. of American (United States)
R. P. Lin, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Kyung Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of)


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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