The enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry mission-eXTP

Journal article
(Review article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Zhang S, Santangelo A, Feroci M, Xu Y, Lu F, Chen Y, Feng H, Zhang S, Brandt S, Hernanz M, Baldini L, Bozzo E, Campana R, De Rosa A, Dong Y, Evangelista Y, Karas V, Meidinger N, Meuris A, Nandra K, Pan T, Pareschi G, Orleanski P, Huang Q, Schanne S, Sironi G, Spiga D, Svoboda J, Tagliaferri G, Tenzer C, Vacchi A, Zane S, Walton D, Wang Z, Winter B, Wu X, In'T Zand JJM, Ahangarianabhari M, Ambrosi G, Ambrosino F, Barbera M, Basso S, Bayer J, Bellazzini R, Bellutti P, Bertucci B, Bertuccio G, Borghi G, Cao X, Cadoux F, Campana R, Ceraudo F, Chen T, Chen Y, Chevenez J, Civitani M, Cui W, Cui W, Dauser T, Del Monte E, Di Cosimo S, Diebold S, Doroshenko V, Dovciak M, Du Y, Ducci L, Fan Q, Favre Y, Fuschino F, Luis Galvez J, Gao M, Ge M, Gevin O, Grassi M, Gu Q, Gu Y, Han D, Hong B, Hu W, Ji L, Jia S, Jiang W, Kennedy T, Kreykenbohm I, Kuvvetli I, Labanti C, Latronico L, Li G, Li M, Li X, Li W, Li Z, Limousin O, Liu H, Liu X, Lu B, Luo T, Macera D, Malcovati P, Martindale A, Michalska M, Meng B, Minuti M, Morbidini A, Muleri F, Paltani S, Perinati E, Picciotto A, Piemonte C, Qu J, Rachevski A, Rashevskaya I, Rodriguez J, Schanz T, Shen Z, Sheng L, Song J, Song L, Sgro C, Sun L, Tan Y, Uttley P, Wang B, Wang D, Wang G, Wang J, Wang L, Wang Y, Watts AL, Wen X, Wilms J, Xiong S, Yang J, Yang S, Yang Y, Yu N, Zhang W, Zampa G, Zampa N, Zdziarski AA, Zhang A, Zhang C, Zhang F, Zhang L, Zhang T, Zhang Y, Zhang X, Zhang Z, Zhao B, Zheng S, Zhou Y, Zorzi N, Zwart JF
Journal: Science China-Physics Mechanics & Astronomy
Publication year: 2019
Volume: 62
Journal issue: 2
ISSN: 1674-7348


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.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Dauser, Thomas Dr.
Dr.Karl-Remeis-Sternwarte Bamberg, Astronomisches Institut
Kreykenbohm, Ingo Dr.
Dr.Karl-Remeis-Sternwarte Bamberg, Astronomisches Institut
Wilms, Jörn Prof. Dr.
Professur für Astronomie und Astrophysik

External institutions
Centre CEA de Saclay (Essonne)
China Academy of Space Technology (CAST)
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) / 中国科学院
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) (früher: ITC-irst)
Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) / 哈工大
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE) / Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
National Institute for Astrophysics / Istituto Nazionale Astrofisica (INAF)
National Institute for Nuclear Physics / Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
Netherlands Institute for Space Research / Stichting Ruimteonderzoek Nederland (SRON)
Politecnico di Milano
Polska Akademia Nauk (PAN) / Polish Academy of Sciences
Spanish National Research Council / Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Technical University of Denmark / Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)
The Czech Academy of Sciences
Tongji University / 同济大学
Tsinghua University
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Università degli Studi di Pavia
University College London (UCL) (University of London)
University of Amsterdam
University of Geneva / Université de Genève (UNIGE)

How to cite

Zhang, S., Santangelo, A., Feroci, M., Xu, Y., Lu, F., Chen, Y.,... Zwart, J.F. (2019). The enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry mission-eXTP. Science China-Physics Mechanics & Astronomy, 62(2).

Zhang, Shuangnan, et al. "The enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry mission-eXTP." Science China-Physics Mechanics & Astronomy 62.2 (2019).


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