The C1XS X-ray Spectrometer on Chandrayaan-1

Grande, M. ; Maddison, B. J. ; Howe, C. J. ; Kellett, B. J. ; Sreekumar, P. ; Huovelin, J. ; Crawford, I. A. ; Duston, C. L. ; Smith, D. ; Anand, M. ; Bhandari, N. ; Cook, A. ; Fernandes, V. ; Foing, B. ; Goswami, J. N. ; Gasnaut, O. ; Holland, A. ; Joy, K. H. ; Kochney, D. ; Lawrence, D. ; Maurice, S. ; Okada, T. ; Narendranath, S. ; Pieters, C. ; Rothery, D. ; Russell, S. S. ; Shrivastava, A. ; Swinyard, B. ; Wilding, M. ; Wieczorekm, M. (2009) The C1XS X-ray Spectrometer on Chandrayaan-1 Planetary and Space Science, 57 (7). pp. 717-724. ISSN 0032-0633

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The Chandrayaan-1 X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS) is a compact X-ray spectrometer for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chandrayaan-1 lunar mission. It exploits heritage from the D-CIXS instrument on ESA's SMART-1 mission. As a result of detailed developments to all aspects of the design, its performance as measured in the laboratory greatly surpasses that of D-CIXS. In comparison with SMART-1, Chandrayaan-1 is a science-oriented rather than a technology mission, leading to far more favourable conditions for science measurements. C1XS is designed to measure absolute and relative abundances of major rock-forming elements (principally Mg, Al, Si, Ca and Fe) in the lunar crust with spatial resolution ≤ 25 FWHM km, and to achieve relative elemental abundances of better than 10%.

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Keywords:Moon; Lunar Composition; X-Ray Spectroscopy; Chandrayaan-1; Space Instrumentation
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