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The ART-XC Instrument on board the SRG Mission

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M. Pavlinsky, V. Akimov, V. Levin, I. Lapshov, A. Tkachenko, N. Semena, V. Arefiev, A. Glushenko, A. Yaskovich, R. Burenin, S. Sazonov, M. Revnivtsev, M. Buntov, S. Grebenev, A. Lutovinov, M. Kudelin

Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)

S. Grigorovich, D. Litvin, V. Lazarchuk, I. Roiz, M. Garin

The All-Russian Scientific Research Institute for Experimental Physics (Russian Federation)

M. Gubarev, B. Ramsey, K. Kilaru, S. L. O'Dell, R. Elsner

NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (USA)

Proc. SPIE 8147, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy V, 814706 (October 03, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.895229
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  • Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy V
  • Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi
  • San Diego, California, USA | August 21, 2011

abstract

Spectrum Roentgen Gamma (SRG) is an X-ray astrophysical observatory, developed by Russia in collaboration with Germany. The mission will be launched in 2013 from Baikonur, by a Zenit rocket with a Fregat booster and placed in a 6-month-period halo orbit around L2. The scientific payload consists of two independent telescopes - a soft-x-ray survey instrument, eROSITA, being provided by Germany and a medium-x-ray-energy survey instrument ART-XC being developed by Russia. ART-XC will consist of seven independent, but co-aligned, telescope modules with seven corresponding cadmiumtelluride focal plane detectors. Each will operate over the approximate energy range of 6-30 keV, with an angular resolution of 1 arcmin, a field of view of ~30 arcmin and an energy resolution about 10% at 14 keV. The NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) will fabricate some of the mirror modules, to complement others fabricated by VNIIEF in Russia.

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Citation

M. Pavlinsky ; V. Akimov ; V. Levin ; I. Lapshov ; A. Tkachenko, et al.
"The ART-XC Instrument on board the SRG Mission", Proc. SPIE 8147, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy V, 814706 (October 03, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.895229; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.895229


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