16 - 21 June 2024
Yokohama, Japan
Conference 13093 > Paper 13093-93
Paper 13093-93

The imaging x-ray polarimetry explorer 2.5 years later

21 June 2024 • 11:30 - 12:00 Japan Standard Time | Room G414/415, North - 4F

Abstract

We have, at last, an observatory dedicated to X-ray polarimetry that has been operational since December 9th, 2021. The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) is a NASA SMEX mission, in partnership with ASI, based on three X-ray telescopes, each equipped with a polarization-sensitive detector in the focus. An extending boom was deployed in orbit, positioning the detectors at the optimal distance from the optics, which have a 4-meter focal length. The spacecraft is three-axis stabilized, providing power, attitude determination and control, transmission, and commanding capabilities.

After two and a half years of observation, IXPE has detected positive polarization from nearly all classes of celestial sources that emit X-rays. In this report, we describe the IXPE mission, detailing the performance of the scientific instrumentation after 2.5 years of operation. We also present the main astrophysical results and a few examples of scientific performance during flight.

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INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
Born in Rome (Italy) on 18th November 1964. Director of Research 2023-Present Senior Researcher at INAF-IAPS (Rome) 2006-2023. Researcher at INAF-IAPS (Rome) 1997-200 Laurea Degree in Physics (Cum Laude, Università La Sapienza May 1990); Development of an innovative X-ray polarimeters based on the photoelectric effect and Compton effect (1994-present). Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE - NASA SMEX) : Italian PI 2014-Present X-ray Imaging Polarimetry Explorer (XIPE-ESA M-4 Mission PI (2014-2017) Stellar X-Ray Polarimeter (SXRP) 1989-2000 Detector Scientist AGILE-SuperAGILE Design, Test and Calibration, (2001-present) Satellite per Astronomia X (BeppoSAX) 1996-2002 GRB studies with the Wide Field Cameras 221 papers on refereed journal 206 in non-refereed journals H-index=52 (ADS)
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Univ. di Pisa (Italy), Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
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NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Astronomical Institute of the CAS, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
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Jeffery J. Kolodziejczak
NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Luca Latronico
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
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Alan P. Marscher
Boston Univ. (United States)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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Giorgio Matt
Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tre (Italy)
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Fabio Muleri
INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
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NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Juri Poutanen
Univ. of Turku (Finland)
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Roger W. Romani
Stanford Univ. (United States)
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Patrick Slane
Ctr. for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (United States)
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Allyn Tennant
NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Roberto Turolla
Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
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Ivan Agudo
CSIC-IAA (Spain)
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Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tre (Italy)
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Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
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Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)
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NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)
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INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari (Italy)
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MPA (Germany)
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Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)
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Stanford Univ. (United States)
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Immacolata Donnarumma
Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)
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Viktor Doroshenko
Tuebingen University (Germany)
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RIKEN (Japan)
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Yuri Evangeista
INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
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Sergio Fabiani
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Adam Ingram
Newcaste University (United Kingdom)
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Svetlana Jorstad
Boston University (United States)
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Vladimir Karas
CAS-ASU (Czech Republic)
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Vicky Kaspi
MgGill University (Canada)
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Fabian Kislat
University of New-Hampshire (United States)
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Washington University (United States)
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NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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INFN (Italy)
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Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)
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Francesco Massaro
INFN (Italy)
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Nagoya University (Japan)
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Hiroshima University (Japan)
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Louisiana State University (United States)
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Hong Kong University (United States)
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Stanford Univ. (United States)
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Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
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INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
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George G. Pavlov
Penn State University (United States)
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INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
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Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
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Grenoble University (France)
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INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari (Italy)
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Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)
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NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
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Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
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INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
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Rashid Sunyaev
MPA (Germany)
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Douglas A. Swartz
NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
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Nagoya University (Japan)
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INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari (Italy)
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Tuebingen University (Germany)
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University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
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University College London-MSSL (United Kingdom)
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