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    The C1XS x-ray spectrometer on Chandrayaan-1

    Grande, M. and Maddison, B.J. and Howe, C.J. and Kellett, B.J. and Sreekumar, P. and Huovelin, J. and Crawford, Ian and Duston, C.L. and Smith, D.F. and Anand, M. and Bhandari, N. and Cook, A.C. and Fernandes, V.A. and Foing, B.H. and Gasnault, O. and Goswami, J.N. and Holland, A.D. and Joy, K.H. and Kochney, D. and Lawrence, D.J. and Maurice, S. and Okada, T. and Narendranath, S. and Pieters, C. and Rothery, D.A. and Russell, S.S. and Shrivastava, A. and Swinyard, B.M. and Wilding, M. and Wieczorek, M. (2009) The C1XS x-ray spectrometer on Chandrayaan-1. Planetary & Space Science 57 (7), pp. 717-724. ISSN 0032-0633.

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    Abstract

    The Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS) is a compact X-ray spectrometer for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chandrayaan-1 lunar mission. It exploits heritage from the D-CIXS instrument on ESA's SMART-1 mission. As a result of detailed developments to all aspects of the design, its performance as measured in the laboratory greatly surpasses that of D-CIXS. In comparison with SMART-1, Chandrayaan-1 is a science-oriented rather than a technology mission, leading to far more favourable conditions for science measurements. C1XS is designed to measure absolute and relative abundances of major rock-forming elements (principally Mg, Al, Si, Ca and Fe) in the lunar crust with spatial resolution less-than-or-equals, slant25 FWHM km, and to achieve relative elemental abundances of better than 10%.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Moon, lunar composition, x-ray spectroscopy, Chandrayaan-1, space instrumentation
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2011 14:53
    Last Modified: 08 Jun 2016 09:40
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/1774

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