Advacam MiniPIX TPX2

The largest object ever measured by the Timepix radiation detector was the Earth i.e., its Low Orbit at the altitude of roughly 500 km. This map of cosmic radiation was created by a Timepix detector on the VZLUSAT-2 nanosatellite. It was part of the RITE payload It presents a demonstration of the novel use of a miniaturized X-ray telescope in orbit, and is the first use of Rigaku X-ray optics and ADVACAM’s Timepix detector. The South Atlantic Anomaly is clearly visible as well as other properties of Earth’s magnetic field. Courtesy of Tomáš Báča, ČVUT FEL. Go on MiniPIX models ›