Micro-X is a sounding rocket borne instrument that uses a Transition Edge Sensor microcalorimeter array to perform high-resolution spectroscopy in the X-ray band. This instrument flew for the first time on July 22nd, 2018 from White Sands, New Mexico. An internal calibration source is used to compare data taken during pre-flight integration, flight, and after the successful post-flight recovery. Although a rocket software glitch during the flight led to a failure of the attitude control system so that no time was spent observing the target, these calibration data demonstrate the capabilities of this detector in a flight environment as well as its potential for future flights.
|Student (Ph.D., M.Sc. or B.Sc.)||Y|
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