ROSAT : The Roentgen Satellite
The Roentgen Satellite, ROSAT, a Germany/US/UK collaboration, was launched on June 1, 1990 and operated for almost 9 years. The first 6 months of the mission were dedicated to the all sky-survey (using the Position Sensitive Proportional Counter detector), followed by the pointed phase. The survey obtained by ROSAT was the first X-ray and XUV all-sky survey using an imaging telescope with an X-ray sensitivity of about a factor of 1000 better than that of UHURU. During the pointed phase ROSAT made deep observations of a wide variety of objects.
Mission CharacteristicsLifetime : 1 June 1990 - 12 February 1999
Energy Range : X-ray 0.1 - 2.5 keV , EUV 62-206 eV
Special Feature : All sky-survey in the soft X-ray band
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