Translator Disclaimer
16 September 1992 Structural mechanics of the solar-A Soft X-ray Telescope
Author Affiliations +
The Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT) is one of four major instruments that constitute the payload of the NASA-Japanese mission YOHKOH (formerly known as Solar-A), scheduled to be launched in August, 1991. This paper describes the design of the SXT, the key system requirements, and the SXT optical and structural systems. Particular attention is given to the design considerations for stiffness and dimensional stability, temperature compensation, and moisture sensitivyty control. Consideration is also given to the X-ray mirror, the aspect telescope, the entrance filters, the mechanical structure design, the aft support plate and mount, the SXT finite element model, and other subsystems.
© (1992) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Bruce K. Jurcevich, Marilyn E. Bruner, and K. F. Gowen "Structural mechanics of the solar-A Soft X-ray Telescope", Proc. SPIE 1690, Design of Optical Instruments, (16 September 1992);


Status of ART-XC/SRG instrument
Proceedings of SPIE (July 24 2014)
GoldHelox solar x-ray telescope testing progress report
Proceedings of SPIE (July 18 2000)
Status of the ESA L1 mission candidate ATHENA
Proceedings of SPIE (September 25 2012)
Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF)
Proceedings of SPIE (August 15 1980)
Design of the optical UV telescope in the x ray...
Proceedings of SPIE (September 13 1994)
X-Ray Telescopes
Proceedings of SPIE (September 01 1974)
Use of graphite epoxy composites in the solar A soft...
Proceedings of SPIE (October 01 1990)

Back to Top