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Overview of ESA study activities on XEUS
Author(s): P. Gondoin; N. Rando; A. Parmar; D. Martin; P. Verhoeve; T. Oosterbroek; M. Bavdaz; K. Wallace; D. de Wilde; F. Safa
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Paper Abstract

The XEUS (X-ray Evolving Universe Spectroscopy) proposal has been recently selected by the science advisory structure of the European Space Agency as an L-class candidate mission. On this basis, XEUS will undergo an assessment study, in line with the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 selection process. The mission would represent a follow-up to XMM-Newton, providing a next generation X-ray observatory at disposal of the astrophysics community. The paper provides an overview of the recent study activities performed by ESA, including a critical review of the main requirements and a discussion on the associated impact at system level. The model payload presently considered for XEUS is also presented, as well as the technology developments needs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7011, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 70110G (15 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790482
Show Author Affiliations
P. Gondoin, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
N. Rando, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
A. Parmar, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
D. Martin, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
P. Verhoeve, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
T. Oosterbroek, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
M. Bavdaz, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
K. Wallace, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
D. de Wilde, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
F. Safa, European Space Agency (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7011:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Martin J. L. Turner; Kathryn A. Flanagan, Editor(s)

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