ABRIXAS, an Imaging Telescope for an X-ray All-Sky Survey in the 0.5-10 keV Band

The ABRIXAS mission was designed to observe the X-ray sky in the energy band 0.5-10 keV. It was planned to scan the sky continuously for three years with an imaging telescope, resulting in an all-sky survey.

After the succesful launch of the ABRIXAS satellite on April 28th 1999 it turned out that there was a failure in the satellite's power system. On July 1st 1999 DLR has declared that the scientific mission of ABRIXAS failed. For more information see press release (in German).

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Peter Friedrich: pfriedrich@aip.de
last changed: 21-Mar-2000

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