Development of ultra-thin thermal shield for ASTRO-H X-ray telescopes

Yuzuru Tawara, Satoshi Sugita, Akihiro Furuzawa, Kenji Tachibana, Hisamitsu Awaki, Manabu Ishida, Yoshitomo Maeda, Mina Ogawa

研究成果: Conference contribution

12 被引用数 (Scopus)


ASTRO-H is a general purpose X-ray observatory scheduled for launch in 2014. Two soft X-ray telescopes (SXT) and two hard X-ray telescopes (HXT) will be onboard covering energy range of 0.2 -80 keV. Thermal control of the telescope is similar to that of Suzaku, using a thermal shield (TS) placed in front of the telescope and a electric heater attached on the telescope housing. Thus it is required for a TS to have high soft X-ray transmission, low solar absorptance and a low infrared emissivity. To meet these requirement, TS should be made of thin plastic film coated by metal such as aluminum. Then most important property of TS is mechanical strength to survive various environments at the launch and in orbit. This paper describes designing of TS, method of TS production, various environmental conditions and tests, risk management of treatment of ultra-thin film of TS in the process of production, testing and assembling.

ホスト出版物のタイトルOptics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy V
出版ステータスPublished - 2011
イベントOptics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy V - San Diego, CA, United States
継続期間: 23-08-201125-08-2011


名前Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering


OtherOptics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy V
国/地域United States
CitySan Diego, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 応用数学
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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