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Spacecraft Images: IXO, XEUS, Con-X

 
IXO XEUS Con-X

Artist´s conception of the IXO spacecraft. Credit: NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

Artist´s conception of the XEUS spacecraft. Credit: ESA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

Artist´s conception of the Con-X spacecraft. Credit NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

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Spacecraft Images: IXO

 
IXO spacecraft IXO spacecraft IXO spacecraft

Artist´s conception of the IXO spacecraft. Credit: NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

Artist´s conception of the IXO spacecraft. Credit: NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

Artist´s conception of the IXO spacecraft. Credit: NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

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Spacecraft Images: IXO—fore and aft views

Observatory Fore View Observatory Aft View IXO ESA

IXO—fore view. Credit NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

IXO–aft view. Credit NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

ESA observatory concept. Credit ESA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

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IXO Cutaway Views
IXO cutaway view IXO cutaway view IXO cutaway view

IXO–Cutaway View, Instrument Module. Credit: NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

IXO–Cutaway View, Optics Module. Credit: NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

IXO–Cutaway View, XGS. Credit: NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

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Technology–IXO Instrument Module Views
Instrument module Fixed Instrument Platform IXO Movable Instrument Platform

IXO Instrument Module. Credit: NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

IXO Instrument Module—Fixed Instrument Platform underview. Credit: NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

Instrument Module—Movable Instrument Platform, side view. Credit: NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

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Technology—XMS

XMS - side view. Credit: NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

XMS - back view. Credit: NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

XMS - cutaway view. Credit: NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

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Technology—WFI
WFI/HXI Layout Schematic of the DEPFET sensor Schematic of the DEPFET sensor

The WFI soft X-ray Active Pixel Sensor (APS) is in front of the HXI CdTe detector. Credit: NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

Schematic of the DEPFET sensor for the WFI. Credit: NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

Preliminary design for a WFI camera head. The wafer scale sensor is integrated within a suspended mount-type assembly. Credit: ESA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

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Technology—Slumped Glass Optics

The slumped glass segment. Credit: NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

The glass segment placed on the mandrel and then in an oven. Credit: NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

A closer view on the glass segment. Credit: NASA. Click the image for a higher resolution.

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Technology—Silicon Pore Optics

Courtesy of Marco Beijersbergen et al.

The optics are built up from rectangular cuts of commercial silicon wafers. Click the image for a higher resolution.

The wafers are processed chemomechanically such that ribs remain, providing a thin membrane with ribs of very accurate height and highly polished surfaces. Click the image for a higher resolution.

Ribbed plates are stacked onto a mandrel that provides the correct starting curvature. Click the image for a higher resolution.

The ribbed plates are then formed a pore structure. Click the image for a higher resolution.

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Calorimeter array

The 2x8 calorimeter array

Calorimeter array, 2x8. Click the image for a larger view. Download (right-click): JPG



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