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Mission Summary

 

IXO
International X-ray Observatory
Revealing the physics of the hot Universe
Themes
  • What are the fundamental physical laws of the Universe?
  • How did the Universe originate and what is it made of?
Primary Goals
  • Co-evolution of galaxies and their supermassive black holes
  • Large scale structure and the creation of chemical elements
  • Matter under extreme conditions
  • Life cycles of matter and energy in the Universe
Energy range X-ray (0.1 - 40 keV)
Orbit Halo orbit at L2
Lifetime 5 years
Type L-class candidate mission

Mission home: http://sci.esa.int/ixo

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
New approach for L-class mission candidates
Scientist's discuss progress in next generation X-ray observatory
Silicon Pore Optics development for IXO
LATEST PUBLICATIONS
ATHENA technical and programmatic review report
ATHENA assessment study report (Yellow Book)

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
14 Jul 2012
Beyond the continuum: X-ray line spectroscopy of compact objects (COSPAR 2012, event E1.7)
NEWS FEED
Stay up to date: Cosmic Vision 2015-2025
RSS feed
HIGHLIGHTS
L-class missions presentation event 2011
(3 Feb 2011)


Last Update: 27 March 2013

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