T he HEROES Balloon-borne Hard X-ray Telescope. Colleen A. Wilson-Hodge, J. Gaskin, S. Christe, A. Shih, K. Kilaru, D.A. Swartz, A. F. Tennant, B. Ramsey. HEROES - Astrophysics Meets Solar. Solar Aspect System. Azimuth Drive. Star Camera Shutter. Optics. Star Camera.
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Colleen A. Wilson-Hodge, J. Gaskin, S. Christe, A. Shih, K. Kilaru, D.A. Swartz, A. F. Tennant, B. Ramsey
HEROES hard X-ray optics are full-shell electroformed-nickel-replicated (ENR) mirrors coated with iridium to enhance high-energy reflectivity.
They areconical approximations to Wolter Type 1 geometry, with a monolithic shell structure containing both “parabolic” and “hyperbolic” segments.
* Developed in-house at MSFC
HEROES transitions to view Crab Nebula
Crab Not Visible
Power Down Detectors
view Crab Nebula
HEROES transitions to view Astro targets
HEROES is released
HEROES transitions to view Sun
MSFC & GSFC
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)
CdTe Many Pixel Detectors
¥Harrison, F., et al.  ApJ, 770, 103