|Journal||Planetary and Space Science|
|Early online date||05 Feb 2009|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2009|
The UK-built Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS) is flying as an ESA instrument on India's Chandrayaan-1 mission to the Moon. The Chandrayaan-1 mission launched on the 22nd October 2008 and entered a 100 km polar lunar orbit on the 12th November 2008. C1XS builds on experience gained with the earlier D-CIXS instrument on SMART-1, but will be a technically much more capable instrument. Here we describe the instrument design.
- Detectors, SCD, Swept charge device, X-ray fluorescence, Moon