First operation of transition-edge sensors in space with the Micro-X sounding rocket

@inproceedings{Adams2021FirstOO,
  title={First operation of transition-edge sensors in space with the Micro-X sounding rocket},
  author={Joseph S. Adams and Robert G. Baker and S. R. Bandler and Noemie Bastidon and Meredith E. Danowski and William Bertrand Doriese and Megan E. Eckart and E. Figueroa-Feliciano and Joshua Fuhrman and David C. Goldfinger and Sarah N. T. Heine and G. C. Hilton and Antonia Hubbard and Daniel Jardin and Richard Lloyd Kelley and Caroline A. Kilbourne and R. E. Manzagol-Harwood and Dan McCammon and Takashi Okajima and Frederick S. Porter and Carl D. Reintsema and Peter J. Serlemitsos and Stephen James Smith and Patrick Wikus},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
  year={2021}
}
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