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The high-energy x-ray probe (HEX-P)

Madsen, Kristin and Harrison, Fiona A. and Grefenstette, Brian W. and Miyasaka, Hiromasa and Stern, Daniel K. and Hornschemeier, Ann E. and Yukita, Mihoko and Zhang, William W. and Christensen, Finn E. and Hailey, Charles and Brenneman, Laura and Tomsick, John and Fabian, Andrew C. and Miller, Jon M. and Brandt, Niel and Madejski, Grzegorz and Boggs, Steven E. and Matt, Giorgio and Elvis, Martin and Chakrabarty, Deepto and Hornstrup, Allan and Grindlay, Jonathan and Kaspi, Victoria and Molendi, Silvano and Craig, William (2018) The high-energy x-ray probe (HEX-P). In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. Proceedings of SPIE. No.10699. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 106992B. ISBN 9781510619517.

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The High-Energy X-ray Probe (HEX-P) is a probe-class mission concept that will extend the reach of broadband (2-200 keV) X-ray observations, with 40 times the sensitivity of any previous mission in the 10-80 keV band and 10,000 times the sensitivity of any previous mission in the 80-200 keV band. HEX-P addresses key NASA science goals and is an important complement to ESA's L-class Athena mission. Working in coordination with Athena HEX-P will provide continuum measurements that are essential for interpreting Athena spectra. With angular resolution improved by more than an order of magnitude relative to NuSTAR, HEX-P will carry out an independent program aimed at addressing questions unique to the high energy X-ray band, such as the nature of the source that powers Active Galactic Nuclei, the evolution of black holes in obscured environments, and understanding of how compact binary systems form, evolve and influence galactic systems. With heritage from NuSTAR, HEX-P can be executed within the next decade with a budget less than double that of a Medium class Explorer (MIDEX) mission.

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Additional Information:© 2018 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
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Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
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Official Citation:Fiona A. Harrison, Kristin K. Madsen, Brian W. Grefenstette, Daniel K. Stern, Ann E. Hornschemeier, Steven Boggs, Niel Brandt, Laura Brenneman, Deepto Chakrabarty, Finn E. Christensen, William Craig, Andrew C. Fabian, Martin Elvis, Jonathan Grindlay, Charles Hailey, Allan Hornstrup, Victoria Kaspi, Grzegorz Madejski, Giorgio Matt, Jon M. Miller, Hiromasa Miyasaka, Silvano Molendi, William W. Zhang, John Tomsick, Mihoko Yukita, "The high-energy x-ray probe (HEX-P) (Conference Presentation)", Proc. SPIE 10699, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 106992B (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313836;
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