publication . Other literature type . Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine . Conference object . 2016

The Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER): design and development

Keith C. Gendreau; Zaven Arzoumanian; Phillip Adkins; Cheryl L. Albert; John F. Anders; Andrew T. Aylward; Charles Baker; Erin Balsamo; William A. Bamford; Suyog S. Benegalrao; ...
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  • Published: 22 Jul 2016
  • Publisher: SPIE-Intl Soc Optical Eng
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
During 2014 and 2015, NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission proceeded success- fully through Phase C, Design and Development. An X-ray (0.2-12 keV) astrophysics payload destined for the International Space Station, NICER is manifested for launch in early 2017 on the Commercial Resupply Services SpaceX-11 flight. Its scientific objectives are to investigate the internal structure, dynamics, and energetics of neutron stars, the densest objects in the universe. During Phase C, flight components including optics, detectors, the optical bench, pointing actuators, electronics, and others were subjected to environmental testing and integrate...
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free text keywords: X-ray astrophysics, Neutron stars, Timing spectroscopy, International Space Station, X-ray pulsar-based navigation (XNAV), X-ray and gamma-ray telescopes, astronomical telescopes, Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer, Phase C, astrophysics payload, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Environmental technology, Environmental testing, Instrument testing, NASA, Neutrons, Pulsars, Sextants, Silicon detectors, Space flight, Space stations, Space telescopes, Stars, Component level testing, Design and Development, Goddard Space Flight Center, International Space stations, X-ray pulsars, Gamma rays, Global Positioning System, business.industry, business, Astronomy, Physics, Payload, Neutron star, Detector, Electronics, X-ray telescope, Aerospace engineering
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