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34th COSPAR SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY
34th COSPAR SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY THE SECOND WORLD SPACE CONGRESS
HOUSTON, TX, USA, 10-19 OCTOBER 2002
Session E1.3. The Next Generation of X-ray Observatories
The Next Generation of X-ray Observatories event will provide an in
depth review of future plans for new missions to come over the next
25 years. The long term science drivers will be presented and set the
technology challenges to be met by future missions. These science
drivers include resolving the event horizon of black holes so as to
directly observe the effects of strong field general relativity and
observing the formation of the first objects in the universe at
redshift 10 to 20. New technologies in X-ray optics and detectors to
enable new science capabilities will be reviewed and future missions
in various stages of planning discussed.
The web site for the COSPAR meeting is at:
with information on the session E1.3 on the page
Session E1.3 runs from the afternoon of Oct 14 thru the morning of Oct 16.
The abstract deadline is May 1, 2002.
N.E. White (USA), R. Petre (USA), A. Parmar (The Netherlands), P.C.
Agrawal (India), H. Tananbaum (USA), G. Hasinger (Germany), H. Inoue
(Japan), M. Pavlinsky (Russia), M. Ward (United Kingdom), L. Piro
Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
A. Parmar (The Netherlands), H. Tananbaum (USA), G. Hasinger
(Germany), H. Inoue (Japan), H. Kunieda (Japan), W. Cash (USA), M.
Begelman (USA), R. Mushotzky (USA), R. Petre (USA), M. Turner (United
Kingdom), O. Citterio (Italy), F. Harrison (USA), M. van der Klis
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