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Telescope System: Mirror Fabrication

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1. Aerial View Of X-Ray Calibration Facility (XRCF) at MSFC
Vacuum tube carries X-rays from source in small building at upper left to focus of mirror in large test facility (lower right) some 1700 ft. away. Test simulates celestial point source.
(photo: MSFC)

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2. High Resolution Mirror Assembly
HRMA Simulator on XRCF Test Stand
(Photo: Courtesy of Raytheon Company)
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3. High Resolution Mirror Assembly (HRMA)
HRMA Offloaders being positioned prior to test.
(Photo: ITT)

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4. High Resolution Mirror Assembly (HRMA)
HRMA at X-ray Calibration Facility (XRCF) on Test Rails.
(Photo: ITT)

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5. High Resolution Mirror Assembly (HRMA)
HRMA at XRCF on Test Rails.
(Photo: ITT)

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6. High Resolution Mirror Assembly (HRMA)
Flying Assembly Personnel.
(Photo: ITT)

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7. High Resolution Mirror Assembly (HRMA)
Vertical HRMA Alignment Actuator.
(Photo: ITT)

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8. Raw Image of Full HRMA Taken in X-Rays at XRCF
Shows almost all of counts fall within ~100 micrometers or 2" diameter.
(photo: NGST)

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9. Deconvolved Image of Full HRMA Taken in X-Rays at XRCF
Shows anticipated on-orbit performance, "70% of intensity within 1" diameter
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