Czech Contribution to Athena

R. Hudec, L. Pína, V. Maršíková, A. Inneman, M. Skulinová, M. Míka


We describe the recent status of the Czech contribution to the ESA Athena space mission, with emphasis on the development of new technologies and test samples of X-ray mirrors with precise surfaces, based on new materials, and their applications in space. In addition, alternative X-ray optical arrangements are investigated, such as Kirkpatrick-Baez systems.


ESA Athena space mission

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
Published by the Czech Technical University in Prague