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Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS) - Instrument design and technical details

Howe, C. J.; Drummond, D.; Edeson, R.; Maddison, B.; Parker, D. J.; Parker, R.; Shrivastava, A.; Spencer, J.; Kellett, B. J.; Grande, M.; Sreekumar, P.; Huovelin, J.; Smith, D.; Gow, J.; Narendranath, S. and d'Uston, L. (2009). Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS) - Instrument design and technical details. Planetary And Space Science, 57(7) pp. 735–743.

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The UK-built Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS) is flying as an ESA instrument on India's Chandrayaan-1 mission to the Moon. The Chandrayaan-1 mission launched on the 22nd October 2008 and entered a 100 km polar lunar orbit on the 12th November 2008. C1XS builds on experience gained with the earlier D-CIXS instrument on SMART-1, but will be a technically much more capable instrument. Here we describe the instrument design.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN: 0032-0633
Keywords: detectors; SCD; swept charge device; X-ray fluorescence; Moon;
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 19849
Depositing User: Jason Gow
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2010 14:32
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 12:25
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