The SAX mission for wide-band X-ray astronomy

Di Cocco, G. (1997) The SAX mission for wide-band X-ray astronomy. Il nuovo cimento C, 20 C (5). pp. 789-796. ISSN 1826-9885

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The SAX (Satellite per Astronomia X) mission is a major joint program of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Netherlands Agency for Space Programs (NIVR). In the framework of past and future X-raymissions the SAX satellite, launched in April 1996, stands out for its very wide spectral coverage from 0.1 to 200 keV, with well-balanced performances of the low-energy and high-energy instrumentation. The sensitivity of the scientific payload will allow the exploitation of the full band of SAX also for weak sources (1/20 of 3C273), opening new perspectives in the study of spectral shape and variability of several classes of objects. In this paper we describe the main aspects of the mission, the instruments, the scientific objectives and operations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at the VII Cosmic Physics National Conference, Rimini, October 26-28, 1994.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cosmic rays; astronomical and space-research instrumentation; conference proceedings
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551 Geologia, Idrologia, Meteorologia > 551.5 Meteorologia (Classificare qui l'atmosfera) (Classificare la previsione e le previsioni di specifici fenomeni meteorologici in 551.64; classificare la Micrometeorologia in 551.66) > 551.52 Termodinamica, interazioni atmosferiche con la superficie terrestre, temperature, radiazioni > 551.527 Radiazioni (per fenomeni ottici, vedi 551.565) > 551.5276 Radiazioni cosmiche (Include il rumore cosmico) (Classificare qui i raggi cosmici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2018 08:23
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018 08:23

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