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

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Gendreau, Keith C.; Arzoumanian, Zaven; Adkins, Phillip W.; Albert, Cheryl L.; Anders, John F.; Aylward, Andrew T.; Baker, Charles L.; Balsamo, Erin R.; Bamford, William A.; Benegalrao, Suyog S.; Berry, Daniel L.; Bhalwani, Shiraz; Black, J. Kevin; Blaurock, Carl; Bronke, Ginger M.; Brown, Gary L.; Budinoff, Jason G.; Cantwell, Jeffrey D.; Cazeau, Thoniel; Chen, Philip T.; Clement, Thomas G.; Colangelo, Andrew T.; Coleman, Jerry S.; Coopersmith, Jonathan D.; Dehaven, William E.; Doty, John P.; Egan, Mark D.; Enoto, Teruaki; Fan, Terry W. -M.; Ferro, Deneen M.; ... view all 108 authors
  • Publisher: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1117/12.2231304
  • Subject: 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

During 2014 and 2015, NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission proceeded successfully 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 launc... View more
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