The enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry mission – eXTP: an update on its scientific cases, mission profile and development status

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Zhang S., Santangelo A., Xu Y., Feroci M., Hernanz M., Lu F., ...More

Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2022: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, Montreal, United States Of America, 17 - 22 July 2022, vol.12181 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 12181
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.2629340
  • City: Montreal
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Keywords: black hole, neutron star, X-ray timing, X-ray polarimetry, equation of state, extreme gravity, extreme magnetism, extreme density, MATTER
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 SPIE. All rights reserved.The enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry mission (eXTP) is a flagship observatory for X-ray timing, spectroscopy and polarimetry developed by an International Consortium. Thanks to its very large collecting area, good spectral resolution and unprecedented polarimetry capabilities, eXTP will explore the properties of matter and the propagation of light in the most extreme conditions found in the Universe. eXTP will, in addition, be a powerful X-ray observatory. The mission will continuously monitor the X-ray sky, and will enable multiwavelength and multi-messenger studies. The mission is currently in phase B, which will be completed in the middle of 2022.