X-ray Quantum Calorimeter (XQC)
The X-ray Quantum Calorimeter rocket sounding experiment (XQC) was an instrument flown on a series of rocket flights to provide high resolution spectra of soft X-ray diffuse background measurements and to test the instrumentation to be flown in future X-ray missions.
The instrument was flown on six different rocket flights between Dec 1995 and March 2013, however only the last four flights gave good spectra. The flights reached an altitude of 220 km and provided few minutes of observation time per flight.
Two different XQC configurations were flown. The first with a 2x18 pixel array flown during the 1990s. An improved configuartion of 6x6 pixel array flown in the latest flights.
Mission CharacteristicsRocket Flights :
Energy Range : optimized in the range 0.1–1.1 keV
Special Features : sounding rocket flights
Payload : The X-ray Quantum Calorimeter :
Archive:HEASARC hosts Spectra and response files from four rocket flights.
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