The X-Ray Spectrometer on the MESSENGER Spacecraft

  title={The X-Ray Spectrometer on the MESSENGER Spacecraft},
  author={C. Schlemm and R. Starr and G. C. Ho and K. Bechtold and S. A. Hamilton and J. Boldt and W. Boynton and Walter Bradley and M. Fraeman and R. Gold and J. Goldsten and J. Hayes and S. Jaskulek and E. Rossano and Robert A. Rumpf and E. Schaefer and K. Strohbehn and R. Shelton and R. E. Thompson and J. Trombka and B. D. Williams},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  • C. Schlemm, R. Starr, +18 authors B. D. Williams
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • Space Science Reviews
  • Abstract NASA’s MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) mission will further the understanding of the formation of the planets by examining the least studied of the terrestrial planets, Mercury. During the one-year orbital phase (beginning in 2011) and three earlier flybys (2008 and 2009), the X-Ray Spectrometer (XRS) onboard the MESSENGER spacecraft will measure the surface elemental composition. XRS will measure the characteristic X-ray emissions induced on… CONTINUE READING
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