The Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer
The Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer, RXTE, was launched on December 30, 1995. RXTE was designed to facilitate the study of time variability in the emission of X-ray sources with moderate spectral resolution. Time scales from microseconds to months are covered in a broad spectral range from 2 to 250 keV. It was designed for a required lifetime of two years, but operated for more than 16 years.
Mission CharacteristicsLifetime : 30 December 1995 to 05 January 2012
Energy Range : 2 - 250 keV
Special Features : Very large collecting area and all-sky monitoring of bright sources
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