This paper describes the next generation X-ray observatory XEUS which has been submitted to the European Space Agency in the framework of the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 competition and has been selected for an assessment study. The paper summarizes the scientific goals and instrumental concepts of the proposed X-ray telescope with 5 m2 effective area and angular resolution better than 5 arc sec.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science