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31 October 1996 CUBIC: preflight calibration results and initial operations
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The cosmic unresolved background instrument using CCDs (CUBIC) was scheduled for launch on the Argentine/U.S. SAC-B satellite in October 1996. This instrument is designed to perform moderate resolution nondispersive x-ray spectroscopy of the diffuse x-ray background over the band 0.2 - 10.0 keV using state-of-the-art photon-counting CCDs. The instrument is optimized for spectroscopy of diffuse emission with a field of view approximately 5 degrees multiplied by 5 degrees below 1 keV and 10 degrees multiplied by 10 degrees above 3 keV. Here we discuss the present state of analysis of our preflight calibration data and present preliminary operational plans.
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David N. Burrows, Catherine E. Grant, Laura J. Cawley, Gordon P. Garmire, Jeffrey A. Mendenhall, John A. Nousek, and Mark A. Skinner "CUBIC: preflight calibration results and initial operations", Proc. SPIE 2808, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, (31 October 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.256026
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