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Satellite ABRIXAS in an earth orbit
ABRIXAS
A
   BRoad band
        Imaging
          X-ray
             All-sky
                Survey
is a national X-ray satellite with seven 27-fold nested Wolter-1 telescopes, sharing one 6 × 6 cm2 pn-CCD detector (copy of the EPIC camera developed for XMM) in the focus. Launched in time in April 28, 1999 at 22:30 CEST ABRIXAS will perform the first complete all-sky survey with imaging telescopes in the medium energy X-ray range (0.5 - 15 keV). During a three-years scanning mission it will likely detect at least 10.000 new hard X-ray sources obscured by gas and dust clouds. It will also study diffuse X-ray sources and bright time-variable X-ray sources.

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