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Below is a list of the peer-review publications related to MinXSS.  They are about MinXSS or use its data. Here is a BibTeX file with all of these references.


  1. Moore, C. S., A. Caspi, T. N. Woods, P. C. Chamberlin, A. Jones, J. P. Mason, R. A. Schwartz, & A. K. Tolbert, 2018, The Instruments and Capabilities of the Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer (MinXSS) CubeSats, Solar Physics, journal, arxiv
    • This goes into detailed analysis of the MinxSS data


  2. Aschwanden, M. J., A. Caspi, C. M. S. Cohen, G. Holman, J. Jing, M. Kretzschmar, E. P. Kontar, J. M. McTiernan, R. A. Mewaldt, A. O’Flannagain, I. G. Richardson, D. Ryan, H. P. Warren, and Y. Xu, 2017, Global Energetics of Solar Flares. V. Energy Closure in Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections, Astrophysical Journal, 836, 1, journal
  3. Marsh, A. J., D. M. Smith, L. Glesener, I. G. Hannah, B. W. Grefenstette, A. Caspi, S. Krucker, H. S. Hudson, K. K. Madsen, S. M. White, M. Kuhar, P. J. Wright, S. E. Boggs, F. E. Christensen, W. W. Craig, C. J. Hailey, F. A. Harrison, D. Stern, and W. W. Zhang, 2017, First NuSTAR Limits on Quiet Sun Hard X-Ray Transient Events, Astrophysical Journal, 849, 2, 131-139, journal
  4. Moore, C. S., 2017, Atomic Layer Deposition Reflective Coatings for future Astronomical Space Telescopes and the Solar Corona viewed through the MinXSS (Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer) CubeSats, PhD dissertation, University of Colorado at Boulder, Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, Publication number: TBD
  5. Mason, J.P., M. Baumgart, B. Rogler, C. Downs, M. Williams, T. N. Woods, S. Palo, P. C. Chamberlin, S. Solomon, A. Jones, X. Li, R. Kohnert, A. Caspi, 2017, MinXSS-1 CubeSat On-Orbit Pointing and Power Performance: The First Flight of the Blue Canyon Technologies XACT 3-axis Attitude Determination and Control System, Journal of Small Satellites, 6, 651, journal, arxiv
    • This analyzes the entire MinXSS-1 mission on orbit in terms of pointing and power performance
  6. Mason, J. P., B. Lamprecht, T. N. Woods, & C. Downs, 2017, CubeSat On-Orbit Temperature Comparison to Thermal-Balance-Tuned Model Predictions, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 32, 237, journal, researchgate
    • This covers the detailed thermal modeling, analysis, testing, and on-orbit temperature performance


  7. Woods, T. N., A. Caspi, P. C. Chamberlin, A. Jones, R. Kohnert, J. P. Mason, C. Moore, S. Palo, C. Rouleau, S. C. Solomon, J. Machol, & R. Viereck, 2016, New Solar Irradiance Measurements from the Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer CubeSat, Astrophys. J. Lett., 835, 122, arxiv, journal
    • This is the first results paper
  8. Grefenstette, B. W., L. Glesener, S. Krucker, H. Hudson, I. G. Hannah, D. M. Smith, J. K. Vogel, S.  White, K. K.  Madsen, A. J.  Marsh, A.  Caspi, B.  Chen, A.  Shih, M.  Kuhar, S. E.  Boggs, F. E.  Christensen, W. W.  Craig, K.  Forster, C. J. Hailey, F. A. Harrison, H. Miyasaka, D. Stern, & W. W.  Zhang, 2016, The First Focused Hard X-ray Images of the Sun with NuSTAR, Astrophys. J., 826, 20, journal, arxiv
    • Used some of the X123 analysis done in Caspi (2015)
  9. Hannah, I. G., B. W.  Grefenstette, D. M.  Smith, L.  Glesener, S.  Krucker, H. S.  Hudson, K. K.  Madsen, A.  Marsh, S. M.  White, A.  Caspi, A. Y.  Shih, F. A.  Harrison, D.  Stern, S. E. Boggs, F. E.  Christensen, W. W.  Craig, C. J.  Hailey, & W. W. Zhang, 2016, The first X-ray imaging spectroscopy of quiescent solar active regions with NuSTAR, Astrophys. J. Lett., 820, L14, journal, arxiv
  10. Mason, J. P., 2016, Solar Eruptive Events: Coronal Dimming and a New CubeSat Mission, PhD dissertation, University of Colorado at Boulder, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Publication number:10150872, fulltext, ProQuest
    • This contains context for the science done with MinXSS, an overview of the mission, and detailed thermal modeling and testing
  11. Moore, C. S., T. N. Woods, A. Caspi, & J. P. Mason, 2016, The Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer (MinXSS) CubeSats: spectrometer characterization techniques, spectrometer capabilities, and solar science objectives, Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 990509 (July 18, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2231945. arxiv, journal
    • This is the first instrument calibration paper
  12. National Academy of Sciences, 2016, Achieving Science with CubeSats: Thinking Inside the Box, National Academies Press, doi:10.17226/23503, article access
    • This describes the successful science CubeSats to date and the path forward
  13. Mason, J. P., T. N. Woods, A. Caspi, P. C. Chamberlin, C. Moore, A. Jones, R. Kohnert, X. Li, S. Palo, & S. C. Solomon, 2016, Miniature X-Ray Solar Spectrometer (MinXSS) – A Science-Oriented, University 3U CubeSat, J. of Spacecraft and Rockets, 53, 2arxiv, journal
    • This is the mission/spacecraft overview paper


  14. Caspi, A., T. N. Woods, & H. P. Warren,  2015, New observations of the solar 0.5–5 keV soft x-ray spectrum, Astrophys. J. Lett., 802, L2, journal, arxiv
    • These are the results of flying the MinXSS instrument on a sounding rocket prior to launching on MinXSS

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