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K. Flanagan (MIT), W. Cash (University of Colorado), R. Heilmann, G. Prigozhin (MIT), A. Rasmussen (SLAC), G. Ricker, M. Schattenburg (MIT), A. Shipley (University of Colorado)
Constellation-X is a high-throughput high-resolution spectroscopy mission and a Great Observatory of NASA's Beyond Einstein program. The Reflection Grating Spectrometer (RGS) aboard Constellation-X provides high resolution X-ray spectra over 0.25-2.0 keV. The instrument's two components (a grating array and a detector readout array) each require significant technological advances to meet the Constellation-X requirements for effective area and spectral resolution. We review the technology status, recent achievements and challenges of the Con-X Reflection Grating Spectrometer.
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Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 37 #4
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