(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.
- ASM - All Sky Monitor.
- PCA - Proportional Counter Array.
- HEXTE - High Energy X-ray Timing Experiment.
While in operation, it carried out an X-ray slew survey.
|Prefix||Example||Survey/Catalog|| || |
|XSS||XSS J00564+4548||RXTE||XTE slew survey|| |
|XTE||XTE J1755-324||RXTE|| || |