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The SHEAL Diffuse X-ray Spectrometer Experiment

  • W. T. Sanders (a1), S. L. Snowden (a1) and R. J. Edgar (a1)

Abstract

The Diffuse X-ray Spectrometer (DXS) experiment is part of NASA’s SHEAL 2 mission, scheduled to be flown as an attached Shuttle payload in 1992. The DXS is designed to measure the spectrum of the low energy (0.15 to 0.28 keV) diffuse x-ray background with energy resolution better than 0.01 keV. This paper describes the DXS experiment and presents the results of calculations of the anticipated data.

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Bloch, J. J., Jahoda, K., Juda, M., McCammon, D., Sanders, W. T., and Snowden, S. L. 1986, Ap. J. (Utters), 308, L59.
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