SIMBOL-X: An hard X-ray formation flying mission
In 2004 and 2005 CNES decided to perform phase 0 studies on 4 scientific missions: ASPICS (Solar physics), MAX (γ-rays Laue lens), PEGASE (hot Jupiter study by an interferometer in the 2 µm to 4.5 µm range) and SIMBOL-X (hard X-rays telescope). This last mission had already undergone a feasibility study in 2003 (ref. ), however a complementary study was necessary to take into account the possibilities of increasing the payload mass allowance, as well as the developments in the payload design and science goals (see ref. ). The output of this new detailed study is described hereafter.
KeywordsGravity Gradient Mirror Module Position Knowledge Laue Lens Detector Satellite
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