We are developing a concept for a new Canadian-led X-ray observatory — Colibrì. The main objectives of the Colibrì mission are to study the structure of accretion flows in the near vicinity of black holes and neutron stars, the emission from the surfaces of neutron stars, and the intergalactic medium. The Colibrì concept concept is based on multiple aperture X-ray optics with cryogenically cooled transition-edge detectors for high energy resolution, time resolution, throughput and sensitivity from 100 eV to 15 keV. Funded by the Canadian Space Agency.
43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Held 28 January - 4 February
- Pub Date:
- January 2021