Jet-X at MSSL

Jet-X - the Joint European
X-ray Telescope

The JET-X instrument is a 4.4 m-long X-ray telescope being built by a consortium of groups from Italy and Russia and led by the UK. Apart from MSSL, the UK Institutes involved are the University of Leicester, the University of Birmingham and the Rutherfcord Appleton Laboratory. It is one of an number of instruments that will constitute the payload of a Russian satellite, Spectrum-X. This is planned to be launched on a Proton rocket from Baikonur in early 1999. MSSL is primarily involved with the passive coolers and the Jet-X QLF

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This page is maintained by Dr. Jonathan Mittaz
Last modified 9 June 1997.