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The Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE): Pre-Launch

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Martin C. Weisskopf
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Paolo Soffitta
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Luca Baldini
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Brian D. Ramsey
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Stephen L. O'Dell
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Roger W. Romani
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Giorgio Matt
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William D. Deininger
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Wayne H. Baumgartner
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Ronaldo Bellazzini
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Enrico Costa
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Jeffery J. Kolodziejczak
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Luca Latronico
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Herman L. Marshall
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Fabio Muleri
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Stephen D. Bongiorno
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Allyn Tennant
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Niccolo Bucciantini
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Michal Dovciak
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Alan Marscher
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Juri Poutanen
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Pat Slane
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Roberto Turolla
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William Kalinowski
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Alessandro Di Marco
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Sergio Fabiani
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Massimo Minuti
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Fabio La Monaca
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Michele Pinchera
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John Rankin
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Carmelo Sgro
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Alessio Trois
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Fei Xie
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Cheryl Alexander
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D. Zachery Allen
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Fabrizio Amici
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Jason Andersen
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Angelo Antonelli
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Spencer Antoniak
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Primo Attinà
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Mattia Barbanera
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Matteo Bachetti
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Randy M. Baggett
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Jeff Bladt
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Alessandro Brez
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Raffaella Bonino
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Christopher Boree
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Fabio Borotto
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Shawn Breeding
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Daniele Brienza
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H. Kyle Bygott
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Ciro Caporale
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Claudia Cardelli
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Rita Carpentiero
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Simone Castellano
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Marco Castronuovo
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Luca Cavalli
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Elisabetta Cavazzuti
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Marco Ceccanti
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Mauro Centrone
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Saverio Citraro
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Fabio d'Amico
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Elisa d'Alba
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Laura Di Gesu
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Ettore del Monte
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Kurtis L. Dietz
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Niccolo Di Lalla
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Giuseppe Di Persio
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David Dolan
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Immacolata Donnarumma
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Yuri Evangelista
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Kevin Ferrant
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Riccardo Ferrazzoli
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Mackenzie Ferrie
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Joseph Footdale
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Brent Forsyth
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Michelle Foster
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Benjamin Garelick
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Shuichi Gunji
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Eli Gurnee
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Michael Head
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Grant Hibbard
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Samantha Johnson
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Erik Kelly
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Kiranmayee Kilaru
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Carlo Lefevre
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Shelley Le Roy
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Pasqualino Loffredo
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Paolo Lorenzi
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Leonardo Lucchesi
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Tyler Maddox
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Guido Magazzu
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Simone Maldera
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Alberto Manfreda
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Elio Mangraviti
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Marco Marengo
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Alessandra Marrocchesi
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Francesco Massaro
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David Mauger
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Jeffrey Mccracken
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Michael Mceachen
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Rondal Mize
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Paolo Mereu
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Scott Mitchell
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Ikuyuki Mitsuishi
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Alfredo Morbidini
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Federico Mosti
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Hikmat Nasimi
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Barbara Negri
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Michela Negro
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Toan Nguyen
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Isaac Nitschke
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Alessio Nuti
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Mitch Onizuka
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Chiara Oppedisano
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Leonardo Orsini
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Darren Osborne
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Richard Pacheco
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Alessandro Paggi
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Will Painter
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Steven D. Pavelitz
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Christina Pentz
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Raffaele Piazzolla
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Matteo Perri
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Melissa Pesce-Rollins
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Colin Peterson
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Maura Pilia
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Alessandro Profeti
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Simonetta Puccetti
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Jaganathan Ranganathan
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Ajay Ratheesh
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Lee Reedy
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Noah Root
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Alda Rubini
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Stephanie Ruswick
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Javier Sanchez
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Paolo Sarra
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Francesco Santoli
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Emanuele Scalise
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Andrea Sciortino
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Christopher Schroeder
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Tim Seek
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Kalie Sosdian
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Gloria Spandre
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Chet O. Speegle
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Toru Tamagawa
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Marcello Tardiola
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Antonino Tobia
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Nicholas E. Thomas
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Robert Valerie
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Marco Vimercati
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Amy L. Walden
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Bruce Weddendorf
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Jeffrey Wedmore
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David Welch
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Davide Zanetti
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Francesco Zanetti
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Abstract

Launched on 2021 December 9, the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) is a NASA Small Explorer Mission in collaboration with the Italian Space Agency (ASI). The mission will open a new window of investigation—imaging x-ray polarimetry. The observatory features three identical telescopes, each consisting of a mirror module assembly with a polarization-sensitive imaging x-ray detector at the focus. A coilable boom, deployed on orbit, provides the necessary 4-m focal length. The observatory utilizes a three-axis-stabilized spacecraft, which provides services such as power, attitude determination and control, commanding, and telemetry to the ground. During its 2-year baseline mission, IXPE will conduct precise polarimetry for samples of multiple categories of x-ray sources, with follow-on observations of selected targets.

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insu-03765464 , version 1 (31-08-2022)

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Martin C. Weisskopf, Paolo Soffitta, Luca Baldini, Brian D. Ramsey, Stephen L. O'Dell, et al.. The Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE): Pre-Launch. Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems, 2022, 8, ⟨10.1117/1.JATIS.8.2.026002⟩. ⟨insu-03765464⟩
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