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Advances in Astronomy
Volume 2017, Article ID 3162892, 6 pages
Research Article

Astronomical Tasks for Tests of X-Ray Optics in VZLUSAT-1 Nanosatellite

Department of Radioelectronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Technicka 2, Prague 6, Czech Republic

Correspondence should be addressed to Martin Blazek; zc.tuvc.lef@kezalb.nitram

Received 13 September 2016; Revised 31 December 2016; Accepted 16 January 2017; Published 7 February 2017

Academic Editor: Valery Nakariakov

Copyright © 2017 Martin Blazek et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


VZLUSAT-1 nanosatellite (scheduled launch in spring 2017 from India) is a CubeSat mission which, besides other instrumentation, contains X-ray desk to perform efficiency tests of the X-ray optics. In this article the analysis of potential observational candidates for VZLUSAT-1 X-ray board is presented together with the suggestion of observational modes, laboratory measurements, and estimations of exposure settings.