NANOX - Proposed nano-satellite X-ray mission

Vladimír Tich́y, Vojtěch Šimon, René Hudec, Adolf Inneman, David Nelson Burrows

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Abstract

We present the idea of a low-cost satellite providing permanent monitoring of X-ray binaries. These systems contain a compact object (a neutron star or a black hole) accreting matter from a donor companion. They concentrate in the vicinity of the Galactic plane and toward the center of the Galaxy. It therefore appears very advantageous to point the telescope toward the Galactic center. The strong activity of X-ray binaries with non-predictable episodes of brightening suggests that we can obtain meaningful and physically important information even by a study using a small, inexpensive satellite. The proposed spacecraft can be of the nano-satellite class. We propose Schmidt lobster optics for this satellite. The results of experimental tests of the specimen of such optics show that the mission is feasible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDamage to VUV, EUV, and X-Ray Optics IV; and EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy Between Laboratory and Space III
Volume8777
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventDamage to VUV, EUV, and X-Ray Optics IV; and EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy Between Laboratory and Space III - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Apr 15 2013Apr 18 2013

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OtherDamage to VUV, EUV, and X-Ray Optics IV; and EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy Between Laboratory and Space III
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period4/15/134/18/13

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Satellites
X rays
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x rays
optics
Binary
Galaxies
Neutron Stars
Spacecraft
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neutron stars
Black Holes
Stars
Telescope
Neutrons
spacecraft
telescopes
Monitoring
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Tich́y, V., Šimon, V., Hudec, R., Inneman, A., & Burrows, D. N. (2013). NANOX - Proposed nano-satellite X-ray mission. In Damage to VUV, EUV, and X-Ray Optics IV; and EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy Between Laboratory and Space III (Vol. 8777). [877711] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2017612
Tich́y, Vladimír ; Šimon, Vojtěch ; Hudec, René ; Inneman, Adolf ; Burrows, David Nelson. / NANOX - Proposed nano-satellite X-ray mission. Damage to VUV, EUV, and X-Ray Optics IV; and EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy Between Laboratory and Space III. Vol. 8777 2013.
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Tich́y, V, Šimon, V, Hudec, R, Inneman, A & Burrows, DN 2013, NANOX - Proposed nano-satellite X-ray mission. in Damage to VUV, EUV, and X-Ray Optics IV; and EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy Between Laboratory and Space III. vol. 8777, 877711, Damage to VUV, EUV, and X-Ray Optics IV; and EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy Between Laboratory and Space III, Prague, Czech Republic, 4/15/13. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2017612

NANOX - Proposed nano-satellite X-ray mission. / Tich́y, Vladimír; Šimon, Vojtěch; Hudec, René; Inneman, Adolf; Burrows, David Nelson.

Damage to VUV, EUV, and X-Ray Optics IV; and EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy Between Laboratory and Space III. Vol. 8777 2013. 877711.

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