Chandrayaan-1 X-ray spectrometer (C1XS): instrument design & technical details

Authors Organisations
  • C. J. Howe(Author)
    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • D. Drummond(Author)
    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • R. Edeson(Author)
    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • B. Maddison(Author)
    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • D. J. Parker(Author)
  • R. Parker(Author)
    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • A. Shrivastava(Author)
    Indian Space Research Organisation
  • J. Spencer(Author)
    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • B. J. Kellett(Author)
    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • Manuel Grande(Author)
  • P. Sreekumar(Author)
    Indian Space Research Organisation
  • J. Huovelin(Author)
    University of Helsinki
  • D. R. Smith(Author)
    Brunel University
  • J. Gow(Author)
    Brunel University
  • S. Narendranath K. C.(Author)
    Indian Space Research Organisation
  • L. d’Uston(Author)
    Centre d’Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements, CNRS/UPS
Type Article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735–743
JournalPlanetary and Space Science
Volume57
Issue number7
Early online date05 Feb 2009
DOI
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009
Links
Handle.net
View graph of relations
Citation formats

Abstract

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.

Keywords

  • Detectors, SCD, Swept charge device, X-ray fluorescence, Moon