LOFT - The large observatory for x-ray timing

M. Feroci, J.W. Den Herder, A. Argan, R. Campana, E. Del Monte, A. De Rosa, I. Donnarumma, F. Muleri, M. Rapisarda, P. Soffitta, A. Trois, J.J.M. In't Zand, L.M. Kuiper, E. Bozzo, P. Azzarello, T. Courvoisier, C. Ferrigno, A. Manousakis, A. Tramacere, A. AlparM. Van Der Klis, A. Watts, D. Altamirano, P. Uttley, R. Wijers, R. Wijnands, M. Hernanz, L. Alvarez, G.A. Caliandro, J.L. Galvez Sanchez, J. Isern, D. Karelin, A. Papitto, N. Rea, G. Sala, L. Tolos, L. Amati, F. Fuschino, M. Marisaldi, M. Orlandini, D. Barret, C. Amoros, A. Cros, D. Lin, D. Rambaud, N. Webb, N. Andersson, A. Antonelli, V. D'Elia, B. Gendre, P. Giommi, G. Stratta, S. Balman, M. Barbera, A. D'Aí, Di SalvoT., T. Belloni, S. Campana, S. Motta, M. Ahangarianabhari, G. Bertuccio, P. Bodin, D. Macera, A. Bianchini, F. Tamburini, J.-M. Bonnet Bidaud, D. Götz, C. Gouiffes, J. Portel, J. Rodriguez, S. Schanne, A. Santangelo, S. Boutloukos, S. Diebold, D. Klochkov, K. Kokkotas, C. Labanti, D. Maier, F. Oze, E. Perinati, S. Suchy, V. Sulemainov, C. Tenzer, P. Uter, H. Wende, J. Braga, P. Rodríguez-Gi, Søren Brandt, Carl Budtz-Jørgensen, Jérôme Chenevez, Flemming Hansen, Allan Hornstrup, Irfan Kuvvetli, Niels Lund, S. Migliari, J.M. Miller, N. Bucciantini, L. Burderi, M. Bursa, R. Hudec, V. Karas, V. Sochora, A. Fabian, M. Pohl, F.R. Cadoux, Y. Favre, P. Cais, L. Stella, P. Casella, G. Israel, D. Chakrabarty, J. Homan, M. Nowak, R. Remillard, N. Weinberg, S. Zane, J. Coker, D. Kataria, T. Kennedy, D. Linder, R. Mignani, A. Smith, P.J. Smith, D. Walton, B. Winter, R. Artigue, A. Cumming, D. De Martino, A. Drago, C. Guidorzi, M. Durant, M. Falanga, C. Feldman, G.W. Fraser, A. Martindale, P. O'Brien, J.P. Osborne, S. Vaughan, M.H. Finger, D.K. Galloway, A. Heger, R. Cole, A.B. Giles, M. Gilfanov, S. Di Cosimo, P. Groot, D.H. Hartmann, C.A. Haswell, A.J. Norton, C.A. Wilson-Hodge, J. Huovelin, S. Korpela, A. Ingram, L. Izzo, Y. Evangelista, E. Brown, P. Kaaret, L. Keek, W. Kluzniak, A. Zdziarski, C. Kouveliotou, D. Lai, F.K. Lamb, G. Lodato, F. Longo, M. Grassi, P. Malcovati, G. Cusumano, V. Mangano, T. Mineo, P. Romano, B. Stelzer, S. Vercellone, D.M. Smith, S. Bianchi, G. Matt, A. Melatos, M. Mendez, A. Sanna, P. Soleri, S. Gezari, M.C. Miller, C. Reynolds, M. Reina Aranda, L. Sabau-Graziati, S. Morsink, C. Motch, M. Mouchet, E. Garcia-Berro, P. Orleanski, R. Wawrzaszek, R. Osten, D. Psaltis, B. Paul, R. Hudec, V. Petracek, J. Poutanen, N. Zampa, L. Pacciani, G. Ramsay, A. Rachevski, A. Vacchi, G. Zampa, P.S. Ray, K. Wood, P. Jonker, S. Reddy, P. Reig, D. Haas, E.M.R. Rossi, F. Ryde, R. Salvaterra, J. Schee, Z. Stuchlik, G. Torok, J. Wilms, I. Kreykenbohm, C. Schmid, M. Wille, A. Schwenk, A.D. Schwope, A. Shearer, B. Stappers, N. Stergioulas, T.E. Strohmayer, T. Takahashi, S. Watanabe, J.M. Torrejon, D.F. Torres, V. Vrba, P. Wheatley, M. Orio, L. Zampieri, B. Zhang, S. Turriziani, G. Giovannini, M. Giroletti, M. Orienti, G. Baldazzi, P. Rodríguez-Gi, A. Goldwurm, F. Lebrun, P. Varniere, M. Barbera, A. Collura, D. Emmanoulopoulos, T.J. Maccarone, I.M. McHardy, R. Mignani, A. Markowitz, P. Reig, G. Miniutti, M. Orio, M. Feroci, E. Cackett, R. Campana, E. Del Monte, Y. Evangelista, F. Muleri, L. Pacciani, M. Rapisarda, J.-Y. Seyler

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Abstract

The LOFT mission concept is one of four candidates selected by ESA for the M3 launch opportunity as Medium Size missions of the Cosmic Vision programme. The launch window is currently planned for between 2022 and 2024. LOFT is designed to exploit the diagnostics of rapid X-ray flux and spectral variability that directly probe the motion of matter down to distances very close to black holes and neutron stars, as well as the physical state of ultradense matter. These primary science goals will be addressed by a payload composed of a Large Area Detector (LAD) and a Wide Field Monitor (WFM). The LAD is a collimated (
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8443
Pages (from-to)84432D
Number of pages16
ISSN0277-786X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - Amsterdam RAI Convention Ctr., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Jul 20126 Jul 2012
Conference number: 8443

Conference

ConferenceSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Number8443
LocationAmsterdam RAI Convention Ctr.
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period01/07/201206/07/2012

Keywords

  • Experiments
  • Gamma rays
  • Space telescopes
  • Stars
  • X ray spectroscopy
  • Buildings

Projects

Activities

  • 1 Participating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.
  • 1 Membership of commitees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar

Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray

Søren Brandt (Participant)

1 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

Activity: Attending an eventParticipating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.

European Space Agency - ESA (External organisation)

Søren Brandt (Participant)

25 May 201131 Dec 2013

Activity: MembershipMembership of commitees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar

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Feroci, M., Den Herder, J. W., Argan, A., Campana, R., Del Monte, E., De Rosa, A., Donnarumma, I., Muleri, F., Rapisarda, M., Soffitta, P., Trois, A., In't Zand, J. J. M., Kuiper, L. M., Bozzo, E., Azzarello, P., Courvoisier, T., Ferrigno, C., Manousakis, A., Tramacere, A., ... Seyler, J-Y. (2012). LOFT - The large observatory for x-ray timing. Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, 8443, 84432D. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926310