5M re-visited the universe

A new type of unique X-ray telescope returned after a short sub-orbital flight in space (200 km above the Earth’s surface) by a free fall into the waves of the Pacific Ocean! It is a unique X-ray widescreen telescope of the “crayfish eye” type, which was first verified in space in the world. The telescope is capable of detecting higher X-rays than existing space telescopes, thus detecting heavier elements than the iron produced by supernova eruptions. 5M has developed a unique carbon composite tube of extreme rigidity and dimensional stability over a wide temperature range while maintaining a very low weight for this telescope, which was able to carry this revolutionary wide-angle X-ray type. This tested telescope system has the ambition to analyze x-ray objects in space in a completely new way. The X-ray telescope was developed in cooperation with Czech companies RIGAKU and VZLU with the US University of Pennsylvania and is part of a NASA missile experiment. Students of CTU and UWB Pilsen participated in the preparation of the experiment and data processing. Used X-ray. Detectors were developed by UTEF as part of the TACR project. 5M is proud to be a part of this project and sent another of her signatures to space.