The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR): optics overview and current status

@inproceedings{Hailey2010TheNS,
  title={The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR): optics overview and current status},
  author={Charles James Hailey and Hongjun An and Kenneth L. Blaedel and Nicolai F. Brejnholt and F. E. Christensen and William W. Craig and Todd A. Decker and Melanie Doll and Jeffrey S. Gum and Jason E. Koglin and Carsten P. Jensen and Layton C. Hale and Kaya Mori and M J Pivovaroff and Marton V. Sharpe and Marcela Stern and Gordon Tajiri and Will Zhang},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
  year={2010}
}
The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) is a NASA Small Explorer mission scheduled for launch in February 2012. NuSTAR will deploy two imaging CdZnTe spectrometers in the 6-79 keV energy band. The two NuSTAR optics utilize multilayer-coated, thermally-slumped glass integrated into a titanium-glass-epoxy-graphite composite structure, along with an extendable mast, to obtain 10.15 meter focal length. Using this approach, the NuSTAR optics will obtain subarcminute imaging with large… Expand
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