Spectroscopic Time-Resolving Observatory for Broadband X-rays (STROBE-X)

Notional deployed configuration of the STROBE-X spacecraft.

Effective area for the current baseline configuration of 60 Large Area Detector (LAD) modules and 80 X-ray Concentrator (XRC) units. This configuration has ~5.5m^2 of effective area in the critical iron line region.

Spacecraft Details

Flexible 3-axis pointing over a large fraction of the sky with autonomous repoint capability.

  • Orbit: LEO, 500-600 km altitude, as low inclination as possible
  • Launcher: Falcon 9 FT
  • Cost: <$1B including launch