16 - 21 June 2024
Yokohama, Japan
Conference 13093 > Paper 13093-80
Paper 13093-80

The high-energy X-ray probe (HEX-P): Across the X-ray Universe

20 June 2024 • 15:50 - 16:10 Japan Standard Time | Room G414/415, North - 4F

Abstract

HEX-P is a probe-class mission concept that combines the power of high angular resolution with broad bandpass coverage to provide the necessary leap in capabilities to address the important astrophysical questions of the next decade. HEX-P achieves its breakthrough performance by combining technologies developed by experienced partners and international collaborations. HEX-P will be launched into L1 for a high observing efficiency, and to meet the science goals the payload consists of a suite of three co-aligned X-ray telescopes designed to cover the 0.2 - 80 keV bandpass where accretion is at its peak. The High Energy Telescope (HET) has an effective bandpass of 2-80 keV, and the Low Energy Telescope (LET) an effective bandpass of 0.2-20 keV. The combination of bandpass and high observing efficiency delivers a powerful General Observer platform for a broad science that services a wide community base. The baseline mission is 5 years, with 30% of t

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NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Dr. Kristin K. Madsen received her Ph.D in astrophysics from the University of Copenhagen in 2007. She joined Caltech as a postdoc working on the NASA small explorer The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), and continued on as staff scientist at Caltech as one of the principle instrument and mission scientists for NuSTAR. In 2014 she earned a NASA exceptional public achievement medal for her work on the NuSTAR pointing system. Her scientific research interests include active galactic nuclei, X-ray binaries, pulsar wind nebulae, and hard x-ray optical design. Dr. Madsen is the Athena Deputy Project Scientist and the Deputy Principal Investigator for HEX-P.
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Daniel Stern
Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States), Caltech (United States)
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari (Italy)
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Stephano Bianchi
Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tre (Italy)
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Caltech (United States)
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Esra Bulbul
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Howard Univ. (United States)
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Melania Del Santo
INAF (Italy)
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Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)
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College of Charleston (United States)
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Suvi Gezari
Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
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Caltech (United States)
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Caltech (United States)
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INAF (Italy)
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Bret Lehmer
Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
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Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
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Andrea Merloni
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
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Kaya Mori
Columbia Univ. (United States)
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Kirpal Nandra
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
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Columbia Univ. (United States)
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INAF (Italy)
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Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
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Simonetta Puccetti
Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)
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Arne Rau
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
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Andrea Santangelo
Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
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INAF (Italy)
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John Tomsick
Space Sciences Lab. (United States)
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Univ. of Hertfordshire (United Kingdom)
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Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)