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11 October 2004 The x-ray telescope ROSITA on its way to orbit
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The mission ROSITA (ROentgen Survey with an Imaging Telescope Array) will perform the first imaging all-sky survey in the medium energy X-ray range up to 10 keV with an unprecedented spectral and angular resolution. Thus, ROSITA leads to an improved understanding of obscured black holes in Active Galactic Nuclei. In addition, ROSITA represents an important pathfinder for beyond 2015 space telescopes like XEUS and Constellation X. Targeting for a flight in 2008/2009 on one side ROSITA is considered as technology test bed for later X-ray cornerstone missions, on the other side the measurement data will form a good basis for later detailed surveys with the corresponding high resolution pointing systems.
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Timo Stuffler, Stefan Hofer, Peter Predehl, and Guenther Hasinger "The x-ray telescope ROSITA on its way to orbit", Proc. SPIE 5488, UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, (11 October 2004); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551361
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