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RXTE

(Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer, XTE, X-ray Timing Explorer)
(space mission to time X-ray variations)

RXTE (or Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer or earlier, XTE or X-ray Timing Explorer) was a NASA X-ray space mission in operation from 1995 to 2016. Its goal was observing X-rays from compact objects (such as X-ray pulsars) including timing information of their pulses and variation.

Instruments:

While in operation, it carried out an X-ray slew survey.


(X-ray,telescope,spacecraft,NASA,past)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rossi_X-ray_Timing_Explorer
https://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/xte/XTE.html
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/missions/rxte.html
http://xte.mit.edu/
PrefixExample  
XSSXSS J00564+4548XTE slew survey
XTEXTE J1755-324 

Referenced by pages:
NASA

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