The Neutron star Interior Composition ExploreR (NICER) is an NASA experiment placed on the International Space Station (ISS). NICER observe the sky in the X-ary band (0.2-12 keV) with large collective area and fine time resolution. It was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on June 3, 2017, and commenced operations on June 14. The mission was approved for 18 months of operations that was extended in March 2019 and is still operating.
Mission CharacteristicsLifetime : June 14, 2017 – present (as of Oct 2020)
Energy Range : 0.2–12 keV
Special Features : Concentrator optics with high temporaral and moderate spectral resolution.
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