The in-flight performance of the X-ray Solar Monitor (XS0M) on-board SMART-1

Lauri Alha, Juhani Huovelin, Thomas Hackman, H Andersson, C. J Howe, Eero Esko, Mikko Väänänen

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    The operation, performance, and in-flight calibrations of the X-ray Solar Monitor (XSM) on-board ESA's SMART-1 mission to the Moon are presented. The basic method of deriving the response and effective area of the XSM is described. The evolution of the energy resolution as a function of time is studied, and sample data of high quality broadband solar flare spectra including highly ionized Fe-lines are also presented. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)317-326
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Fields of Science

    • 115 Astronomy, Space science

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