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Development of mirror modules for the ART-XC instrument aboard the Spectrum-Roentgen-Gamma mission
Author(s): M. Gubarev; B. Ramsey; S. L. O'Dell; R. Elsner; K. Kilaru; J. McCracken; M. Pavlinsky; A. Tkachenko; I. Lapshov; C. Atkins; V. Zavlin
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Paper Abstract

The Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) is developing x-ray mirror modules for the ART-XC instrument on board the Spectrum-Roentgen Gamma Mission. Four of those modules are being fabricated under a Reimbursable Agreement between NASA and the Russian Space Research Institute (IKI.) An additional three flight modules and one spare for the ART-XC Instrument are produced under a Cooperative Agreement between NASA and IKI. The instrument will consist of seven co-aligned x-ray mirror modules with seven corresponding CdTe focal plane detectors. Each module consists of 28 nested thin Ni/Co shells giving an effective area of 65 cm2 at 8 keV, response out to 30 keV, and an angular resolution of 45 arcsec or better HPD. Delivery of the first four modules is scheduled for November 2013, while the remaining three modules will be delivered to IKI in January 2014. We present a status of the ART x-ray module development at MSFC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8861, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VI, 88610K (26 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2027141
Show Author Affiliations
M. Gubarev, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
B. Ramsey, 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)
K. Kilaru, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
J. McCracken, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
M. Pavlinsky, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
A. Tkachenko, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
I. Lapshov, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)
C. Atkins, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
The Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
V. Zavlin, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Universities Space Research Association (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8861:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VI
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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