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Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer: prelaunch




List of AuthorsWeisskopf MC, Soffitta P, Baldini L, Ramsey BD, O'Dell SL, Romani RW, Matt G, Deininger WD, Baumgartner WH, Bellazzini R, Costa E, Kolodziejczak JJ, Latronico L, Marshall HL, Muleri F, Bongiorno SD, Tennant A, Bucciantini N, Dovciak M, Marin F, Marscher A, Poutanen J, Slane P, Turolla R, Kalinowski W, Di Marco A, Fabiani S, Minuti M, La Monaca F, Pinchera M, Rankin J, Sgro' C, Trois A, Xie F, Alexander C, Allen DZ, Amici F, Andersen J, Antonelli A, Antoniak S, Attina P, Barbanera M, Bachetti M, Baggett RM, Bladt J, Brez A, Bonino R, Boree C, Borotto F, Breeding S, Brienza D, Bygott HK, Caporale C, Cardelli C, Carpentiero R, Castellano S, Castronuovo M, Cavalli L, Cavazzuti E, Ceccanti M, Centrone M, Citraro S, D'Amico F, D'Alba E, Di Gesu L, Del Monte E, Dietz KL, Di Lalla N, Di Persio G, Dolan D, Donnarumma I, Evangelista Y, Ferrant K, Ferrazzoli R, Ferrie M, Footdale J, Forsyth B, Foster M, Garelick B, Gunji S, Gurnee E, Head M, Hibbard G, Johnson S, Kelly E, Kilaru K, Lefevre C, Le Roy S, Loffredo P, Lorenzi P, Lucchesi L, Maddox T, Magazzu G, Maldera S, Manfreda A, Mangraviti E, Marengo M, Marrocchesi A, Massaro F, Mauger D, McCracken J, McEachen M, Mize R, Mereu P, Mitchell S, Mitsuishi I, Morbidini A, Mosti F, Nasimi H, Negri B, Negro M, Nguyen T, Nitschke I, Nuti A, Onizuka M, Oppedisano C, Orsini L, Osborne D, Pacheco R, Paggi A, Painter W, Pavelitz SD, Pentz C, Piazzolla R, Perri M, Pesce-Rollins M, Peterson C, Pilia M, Profeti A, Puccetti S, Ranganathan J, Ratheesh A, Reedy L, Root N, Rubini A, Ruswick S, Sanchez J, Sarra P, Santoli F, Scalise E, Sciortino A, Schroeder C, Seek T, Sosdian K, Spandre G, Speegle CO, Tamagawa T, Tardiola M, Tobia A, Thomas NE, Valerie R, Vimercati M, Walden AL, Weddendorf B, Wedmore J, Welch D, Zanetti D, Zanetti F

Publisher Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers

Publication year2022

JournalJournal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems

Journal name in sourceJOURNAL OF ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPES INSTRUMENTS AND SYSTEMS

Journal acronymJ ASTRON TELESC INST

Volume number8

Issue number2

Number of pages28

ISSN2329-4124

eISSN2329-4221

DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JATIS.8.2.026002

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1117/1.JATIS.8.2.026002

Self-archived copy’s web addresshttps://research.utu.fi/converis/portal/detail/Publication/176369338


Abstract

Launched on 2021 December 9, the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) is a NASA Small Explorer Mission in collaboration with the Italian Space Agency (ASI). The mission will open a new window of investigation-imaging x-ray polarimetry. The observatory features three identical telescopes, each consisting of a mirror module assembly with a polarization-sensitive imaging x-ray detector at the focus. A coilable boom, deployed on orbit, provides the necessary 4-m focal length. The observatory utilizes a three-axis-stabilized spacecraft, which provides services such as power, attitude determination and control, commanding, and telemetry to the ground. During its 2-year baseline mission, IXPE will conduct precise polarimetry for samples of multiple categories of x-ray sources, with follow-on observations of selected targets.


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