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Grazing Incidence Telescopes For ESA's X-Ray Astronomy Mission XMM
Author(s): Bernd Aschenbach; Heinrich Brauninger
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Paper Abstract

The European Space Agency ESA is currently planning its next cornerstone mission of the Horizon 2000 space science programme, which is the high throughput x-ray astronomy mission XMM. The heart of the scientific payload consists of a set of 3 highly nested Wolter type I telescopes. A review of the optical design and layout is given. The grazing incidence mirrors will be made by epoxy replication on CFRP from a highly polished glass mandrel. This technique has been used to produce flat mirror samples, of which x-ray measurements of reflectivity and scattering are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0982, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy II, (21 December 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.948697
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Bernd Aschenbach, Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik und Astrophysik (Germany)
Heinrich Brauninger, Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik und Astrophysik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0982:
X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy II
Leon Golub, Editor(s)

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