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The Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE): Pre-Launch

@inproceedings{Weisskopf2021TheIX,
  title={The Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE): Pre-Launch},
  author={Martin. C. Weisskopf and Paolo Soffitta and Luca Baldini and Brian D. Ramsey and Stephen L. O’Dell and Roger W. Romani and Giorgio Matt and William D. Deininger and Wayne H. Baumgartner and Ronaldo Bellazzini and Enrico Costa and Jeffery J. Kolodziejczak and Luca Latronico and Herman L. Marshall and Fabio Muleri and Stephen D. Bongiorno and Allyn F. Tennant and Niccolo’ Bucciantini and Michal Dov{\vc}iak and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Marin and Alan P. Marscher and Juri Poutanen and Patrick O. Slane and Roberto Turolla and William Kalinowski and Alessandro Di Marco and Sergio Fabiani and M. Minuti and Fabio La Monaca and Michele Pinchera and John Rankin and Carmelo Sgro’ and Alessio Trois and Fei Xie and Cheryl D. Alexander and D. Zachery Allen and Fabrizio Amici and Jason J. Andersen and Angelo Antonelli and Spencer Antoniak and Primo Attin{\`a} and Mattia Barbanera and Matteo Bachetti and Randy M. Baggett and Jeff J. Bladt and Alessandro Brez and Raffaella Bonino and Christopher Boree and Fabio Borotto and Shawn Breeding and Daniele Brienza and Henry Kyle Bygott and Ciro Caporale and Claudia Cardelli and Rita Carpentiero and Simone Castellano and Marco Maria Castronuovo and Luca Cavalli and Elisabetta Cavazzuti and Marco Ceccanti and Mauro Centrone and Saverio Citraro and Fabio Amico and Elisa D’Alba and Laura Di Gesu and Ettore Del Monte and Kurtis L. Dietz and Niccol{\'o} Di Lalla and Giuseppe Di Persio and D. Dolan and Immacolata Donnarumma and Yuri Evangelista and Kevin Ferrant and Riccardo Ferrazzoli and MacKenzie Ferrie and Joseph N. Footdale and Brent Forsyth and Michelle Foster and Benjamin Garelick and Shuichi Gunji and Eli Gurnee and Michael Head and Grant Hibbard and Samantha Johnson and Erik Kelly and Kiranmayee Kilaru and Carlo Lefevre and S L Roy and Pasqualino Loffredo and Paolo Lorenzi and Leonardo Lucchesi and Tyler Maddox and Guido Magazz{\'u} and Simone Maldera and Alberto Manfreda and Elio Mangraviti and Marco Marengo and Alessandra Marrocchesi and Francesco Massaro and David T Mauger and Jeffrey McCracken and Michael E. McEachen and Rondal Mize and Paolo Mereu and Scott Mitchell and Ikuyuki Mitsuishi and Alfredo Morbidini and Federico Mosti and Hikmat Nasimi and Barbara Negri and Michela Negro and Toan Nguyen and Isaac Nitschke and Alessio Nuti and Mitch Onizuka and Chiara Oppedisano and Leonardo Orsini and Darren Osborne and Richard Pacheco and Alessandro Paggi and William Painter and Steven D. Pavelitz and Christina Pentz and Raffaele Piazzolla and Matteo Perri and Melissa Pesce-Rollins and Colin A. Peterson and Maura Pilia and Alessandro Profeti and Simonetta Puccetti and Jaganathan Ranganathan and Ajay Ratheesh and Leroy H. Reedy and Noah Root and Alda Rubini and Stephanie Ruswick and Javier Sanchez and Paolo F. Sarra and Francesco Santoli and Emanuele Scalise and Andrea Sciortino and Christopher Schroeder and Timothy Seek and Kalie Sosdian and Gloria Spandre and Chet O. Speegle and Toru Tamagawa and Marcello Tardiola and Antonino Tobia and Nicholas E. Thomas and Robert Valerie and Marco Vimercati and Amy L. Walden and Bruce Weddendorf and Jeffrey Wedmore and David Welch and Davide Zanetti and Francesco Zanetti},
  year={2021}
}
Scheduled to launch in late 2021, the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) is a NASA Small Explorer Mission in collaboration with the Italian Space Agency (ASI). The mission will open a new window of investigation – imaging Xray polarimetry. The observatory features 3 identical telescopes each consisting of a mirror module assembly with a polarization-sensitive imaging X-ray detector at the focus. A coilable boom, deployed on orbit, provides the necessary 4m focal length. The observatory… 

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In-flight calibration system of imaging x-ray polarimetry explorer

Abstract. The NASA/ASI imaging x-ray polarimetry explorer, which will be launched in 2021, will be the first instrument to perform spatially resolved x-ray polarimetry on several astronomical sources

The Small Satellite-Based, Imaging X-Ray Polarimeter Explorer (IXPE) Mission

The Imaging X-ray Polarimeter Explorer (IXPE) focuses on high energy astrophysics in the 2—8 keV x-ray band. IXPE is designed to explore general relativistic and quantum physics effects of gravity,

IXPE Mission System Concept and Development Status

The goal of the Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) Mission, a NASA Small Explorer (SMEX), is to expand understanding of high-energy astrophysical processes and sources, in support of NASA's

IXPE mirror module assemblies

Expected to launch in 2021 Spring, the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) is a NASA Astrophysics Small Explorer Mission with significant contributions from the Italian space agency (ASI). The

The Instrument of the Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer

While X-ray spectroscopy, timing, and imaging have improved much since 1962 when the first astronomical nonsolar source was discovered, especially wi the launch of the Newton/X-ray Multi-Mirror

The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE)

The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) expands observation space by simultaneously adding polarization measurements to the array of source properties currently measured (energy, time, and

The IXPE instrument calibration equipment

A study of background for IXPE