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Accession Number N20120016503
Title Development of Mirror Modules for the ART-XC Instrument.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 13p
Personal Author B. Ramsey I. Lapshov J. McCracken K. Kilaru M. Gubarev M. Pavlinsky R. Elsner S. L. O'Dell
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 under a Reimbursable Agreement between NASA and the Russian Space Research Institute (IKI.) ART-XC will consist of seven co-aligned x-ray mirror modules with seven corresponding CdTe focal plane detectors. Currently, four of the modules are being fabricated by the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC.) Each MSFC module provides an effective area of 65 cm2 at 8 keV, response out to 30 keV, and an angular resolution of 45 arcsec or better HPD. We will present a status of the ART x-ray module development at MSFC.
Keywords Angular resolution
Astronomical observatories
Cadmium tellurides
Focal plane devices
X rays

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 46C - Optics & Lasers
54B - Astronomy & Celestial Mechanics
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Huntsville, AL. George C. Marshall Space Flight Center.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1316
Contract Number N/A

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