Preparing the optics technology to observe the hot universe

Publication: Research - peer-reviewConference article – Annual report year: 2014

  • Author: Bavdaz, M.

    European Space Agency, Netherlands

  • Author: Wille, Eric

    European Space Agency, Denmark

  • Author: Wallace, Kotska

    European Space Agency, Netherlands

  • Author: Shortt, Brian

    European Space Agency, Netherlands

  • Author: Fransen, S.

    European Space Agency, Netherlands

  • Author: Collon, Maximilien

    Cosine Science and Computing B.V., Netherlands

  • Author: Ackermann, Marcelo

    Cosine Science and Computing B.V., Netherlands

  • Author: Vacanti, Giuseppe

    Cosine Science and Computing B.V., Netherlands

  • Author: Guenther, Ramses

    Cosine Science and Computing B.V., Netherlands

  • Author: Haneveld, Jeroen

    Micronit Microfluidics B.V., Netherlands

  • Author: Riekerink, Mark Olde

    Micronit Microfluidics B.V., Netherlands

  • Author: van Baren, Coen

    SRON, Netherlands

  • Author: Kampf, Dirk

    Kayer-Threde GmbH, Germany

  • Author: Zuknik, Karl-Heinz

    Kayer-Threde GmbH, Germany

  • Author: Christensen, Finn Erland

    Astrophysics, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Elektrovej, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

  • Author: Ferreira, Desiree Della Monica

    Astrophysics, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Elektrovej, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

  • Author: Jakobsen, Anders Clemen

    Astrophysics, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Elektrovej, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

  • Author: Krumrey, Michael

    Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany

  • Author: Müller, Peter

    Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany

  • Author: Burwitz, Vadim

    Max Planck Institute, Germany

  • Author: Pareschi, Giovanni

    National Institute for Astrophysics, Italy

  • Author: Ghigo, Mauro

    National Institute for Astrophysics, Italy

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With the selection of “The hot and energetic Universe” as science theme for ESA's second large class mission (L2) in the Cosmic Vision programme, work is focusing on the technology preparation for an advanced X-ray observatory. The core enabling technology for the high performance mirror is the Silicon Pore Optics (SPO) [1 to 23], a modular X-ray optics technology, which utilises processes and equipment developed for the semiconductor industry. The paper provides an overview of the programmatic background, the status of SPO technology and gives an outline of the development roadmap and activities undertaken and planned by ESA on optics, coatings [24 to 30] and test facilities [31, 33].
Original languageEnglish
Article number91442F-1
JournalProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9144
Number of pages8
ISSN0277-786X
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014 - Montréal, Canada

Conference

ConferenceSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014
Number9144
LocationPalais des congrès de Montréal
CountryCanada
CityMontréal
Period22/06/201426/06/2014
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 7

    Keywords

  • X-ray optics, X-ray astronomy, Athe na, Silicon Pore Optics, X-ray telescopes, X-ray testing, Technology preparation
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