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SolpeX: the soft X-ray flare polarimeter–spectrometer for the ISS

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 July 2015

Janusz Sylwester
Affiliation:
Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, 51-622 Wrocław, ul. Kopernika 11, Poland email: js@cbk.pan.wroc.pl
Stefan Płocieniak
Affiliation:
Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, 51-622 Wrocław, ul. Kopernika 11, Poland email: js@cbk.pan.wroc.pl
Jarosław Bakała
Affiliation:
Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, 51-622 Wrocław, ul. Kopernika 11, Poland email: js@cbk.pan.wroc.pl
Żaneta Szaforz
Affiliation:
Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, 51-622 Wrocław, ul. Kopernika 11, Poland email: js@cbk.pan.wroc.pl
Marek Stȩślicki
Affiliation:
Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, 51-622 Wrocław, ul. Kopernika 11, Poland email: js@cbk.pan.wroc.pl
Daniel Ścisłowski
Affiliation:
Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, 51-622 Wrocław, ul. Kopernika 11, Poland email: js@cbk.pan.wroc.pl
Mirosław Kowaliński
Affiliation:
Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, 51-622 Wrocław, ul. Kopernika 11, Poland email: js@cbk.pan.wroc.pl
Piotr Podgórski
Affiliation:
Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, 51-622 Wrocław, ul. Kopernika 11, Poland email: js@cbk.pan.wroc.pl
Jose Hernandez
Affiliation:
Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, 51-622 Wrocław, ul. Kopernika 11, Poland email: js@cbk.pan.wroc.pl
Sergey Shestov
Affiliation:
P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 53 Leninskij Prospekt, 119991, Moscow, Russia email: sshestov@sci.lebedev.ru
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Abstract

We present the innovative soft X-ray spectro-polarimeter, SolpeX. This instrument consists of three functionally independent blocks. They are to be included into the Russian instrument KORTES, to be mounted onboard the ISS. The three SolpeX units are: a simple pin-hole X-ray spectral imager, a polarimeter, and a fast-rotating drum multiple-flat-crystal Bragg spectrometer. Such a combination of measuring blocks will offer a new opportunity to reliably measure possible X-ray polarization and spectra of solar flares, in particular during the impulsive phase. Polarized Bremsstrahlung and line emission due to the presence of directed particle beams will be detected, and measurements of the velocities of evaporated hot plasma will be made. In this paper we discuss the details of the construction of the SolpeX units. The delivery of KORTES with SolpeX to the ISS is expected to happen in 2017/2018.

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Copyright © International Astronomical Union 2015 

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