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.



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.

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