Payload study activities on the International X-ray Observatory
Publication date: 22 July 2010
Authors: Martin, D., et al.
Journal: SPIE Proceedings
The International X-ray Observatory (IXO) is an L class mission candidate within the science Programme Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 of the European Space Agency, with a planned launch by 2020. IXO is an international cooperative project, pursued by ESA, JAXA and NASA. By allowing astrophysical observations between 100 eV and 40 keV using a very large effective collecting area mirror and state-of-the art instruments, IXO would represent the new generation X-ray observatory, following the XMM-Newton, Astro-H and Chandra heritage.
This paper was presented at the SPIE conference on Astronomical Instrumentation 2010 conference.Link to publication