In this paper we present the enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry mission-eXTP. eXTP is a space science mission designed to study fundamental physics under extreme conditions of density, gravity and magnetism. The mission aims at determining the equation of state of matter at supra-nuclear density, measuring effects of QED, and understanding the dynamics of matter in strong-field gravity. In addition to investigating fundamental physics, eXTP will be a very powerful observatory for astrophysics that will provide observations of unprecedented quality on a variety of galactic and extragalactic objects. In particular, its wide field monitoring capabilities will be highly instrumental to detect the electro-magnetic counterparts of gravitational wave sources. The paper provides a detailed description of: (1) the technological and technical aspects, and the expected performance of the instruments of the scientific payload; (2) the elements and functions of the mission, from the spacecraft to the ground segment.

Zhang, S., Santangelo, A., Feroci, M., Xu, Y., Lu, F., Chen, Y., et al. (2019). The enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry mission—eXTP. SCIENCE CHINA. PHYSICS, MECHANICS & ASTRONOMY, 62(2) [10.1007/s11433-018-9309-2].

The enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry mission—eXTP

Barbera, Marco;
2019

Abstract

In this paper we present the enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry mission-eXTP. eXTP is a space science mission designed to study fundamental physics under extreme conditions of density, gravity and magnetism. The mission aims at determining the equation of state of matter at supra-nuclear density, measuring effects of QED, and understanding the dynamics of matter in strong-field gravity. In addition to investigating fundamental physics, eXTP will be a very powerful observatory for astrophysics that will provide observations of unprecedented quality on a variety of galactic and extragalactic objects. In particular, its wide field monitoring capabilities will be highly instrumental to detect the electro-magnetic counterparts of gravitational wave sources. The paper provides a detailed description of: (1) the technological and technical aspects, and the expected performance of the instruments of the scientific payload; (2) the elements and functions of the mission, from the spacecraft to the ground segment.
Settore FIS/05 - Astronomia E Astrofisica
https://arxiv.org/abs/1607.08823
Zhang, S., Santangelo, A., Feroci, M., Xu, Y., Lu, F., Chen, Y., et al. (2019). The enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry mission—eXTP. SCIENCE CHINA. PHYSICS, MECHANICS & ASTRONOMY, 62(2) [10.1007/s11433-018-9309-2].
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