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AXSIO and the NASA X-ray Mission Concept Study
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Author and Affiliation:
Petre, Robert(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Abstract: The Advanced X-ray Spectroscopy and Imaging Observatory (AXSIO) focuses on the IXO science objectives ranked highly by the Decadal Survey: tracing orbits near 5MBH event horizons, measuring BH spin, characterizing outflows and the environment of AGN, observing 5MBH to z=6, mapping gas motion in clusters, finding the missing baryons, and observing cosmic feedback. AXSIO's streamlining of IXO includes reduction in the instrument complement to a calorimeter and a grating spectrometer, and relaxation of the angular resolution to 10". With 0.9 m2 effective area at 1.25 keV, AXSIO delivers a 30-fold performance increase over current missions for high-resolution spectroscopy and spectroscopic timing. NASA has also undertaken a study of notional missions to determine lower cost approaches to accomplishing IXO objectives over the next decade. Three concepts were studied; which as a group encompass the full range of IXO science. The capabilities and architecture of these missions are summarized.
Publication Date: Oct 01, 2012
Document ID:
20120015574
(Acquired Nov 09, 2012)
Subject Category: ASTRONOMY
Report/Patent Number: GSFC.ABS.7149.2012, GSFC.ABS.7266.ABS
Document Type: Oral/Visual Presentation
Meeting Information: X-Ray Astronomy: Towards the Next 50 Years; 1-5 Oct. 2012; Milan; Italy
Meeting Sponsor: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare; Milan, Italy
Financial Sponsor: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: X RAY SPECTROSCOPY; X RAY ASTRONOMY; BLACK HOLES (ASTRONOMY); ASTRONOMICAL SATELLITES; COST REDUCTION; IMAGING TECHNIQUES; MISSION PLANNING
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