- Conference date: 2–5 December 2008
- Location: Paris (France)
The formation flight configuration of the Simbol‐X mission implies that the X‐ray mirror module will be open to Space on both ends. In order to reduce the power required to maintain the thermal stability and, therefore, the high angular resolution of the shell optics, a thin foil thermal shield will cover the mirror module. Different options are presently being studied for the foil material of these shields. We report results of an experimental investigation conducted to verify that the scattering of X‐rays, by interaction with the thin foil material of the thermal shield, will not significantly affect the performances of the telescope.
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