The First Two Flights of the Micro-X Rocket

25 Jul 2019, 12:45
15m
Auditorium G. Testori (Milano)

Auditorium G. Testori

Milano

Piazza Città di Lombardia, 1, 20124 Milano MI
Oral Presentation Low Temperature Detector Applications Orals LM 004

Speaker

Noemie Bastidon (Northwestern University)

Description

Micro-X sounding rocket X-ray space telescope was launched for the first time on the night of the 22nd July 2018 from the White Sand Missile Range (New Mexico, USA). It successfully pioneered the first flight of a Transition-Edge Sensor (TES) array and its time multiplexing read-out system in space. This launch was dedicated to the observation of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A. However, a rocket software glitch during the flight led to a failure of the pointing system resulting in no time on target. A re-flight of the sounding rocket is scheduled for September 2019. Results from the first flight as well as modifications for the second will be presented.

Less than 5 years of experience since completion of Ph.D Y
Student (Ph.D., M.Sc. or B.Sc.) N

Primary author

Noemie Bastidon (Northwestern University)

Co-authors

Antonia Hubbard (Northwestern University) Carl Reintsema (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Dr Caroline Kilbourne (NASA-GSFC) Dr D. McCammon (University of Wisconsin) David Goldfinger Prof. E. Figueroa-Feliciano (Northwestern University) Dr Frederick, S. Porter (NASA-GSFC) Gene Hilton (NIST-Boulder) Dr Joseph S. Adams (NASA-GSFC / UMBC) Dr M.E. Danowski (NASA Wallops Flight Facility Wallops Island USA) Megan Eckart (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) Dr P. Serlemitsos (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) Dr P. Wikus (Bruker BioSpin AG) R. Baker (NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA) Renee Manzagol-Harwood (Northwestern University) Dr Richard, L Kelley (NASA-GSFC) Dr S.N.T. Heine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Dr Simon, R. Bandler (NASA-GSFC) Stephen Smith (NASA GSFC / UMBC) Dr T. Okajima (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) Dr William Doriese (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

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