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31 August 2009 Mirror technology development for the International X-ray Observatory mission
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The International X-ray Observatory mission is a collaborative effort of NASA, ESA, and JAXA. It will have unprecedented capabilities in spectroscopy, imaging, timing and polarization measurement. A key enabling element of the mission is a flight mirror assembly providing unprecedented large effective area (3 m2) and high angular resolution of (5 arcseconds half-power diameter). In this paper we outline the conceptual design of the mirror assembly and development of technology to enable its construction.
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W. W. Zhang, M. Atanassova, P. Augustin, P. N. Blake, G. Byron, T. Carnahan, K. W. Chan, C. Fleetwood, C. He, M. D. Hill, M. Hong, L. Kolos, J. P. Lehan, J. R. Mazzarella, R. McClelland, L. Olsen, R. Petre, D. Robinson, R. Russell, T. T. Saha, M. Sharpe, M. V. Gubarev, W. D. Jones, S. L. O'Dell, W. Davis, D. R. Caldwell, M. Freeman, W. A. Podgorski, and P. B. Reid "Mirror technology development for the International X-ray Observatory mission", Proc. SPIE 7437, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IV, 74370Q (31 August 2009); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.830226
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