UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics


International X-ray Observatory (IXO)

International X-ray Observatory (IXO)

2 August 2018

IXO is a next-generation space observatory which has been proposed as a joint project involving Europe, the United States and Japan. It is a candidate L-class (large) mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 programme. In order to address some of the most fundamental questions in contemporary astrophysics and cosmology, including the behaviour of matter and energy under extreme conditions, IXO will provide major advances in X-ray imaging, timing and spectroscopy.


Further Information:

ESA - Mission summary