CHEXS is contributing to the industrialization of the thin film coatings for Athena mission which will be the largest X-ray observatory with a planned launch date in 2034. The work involves consultancy and experimental studies.
The ESA BIC Denmark institution was established in 2020 and CHEXS got accepted in January 2021. ESA BIC provides a free-of-charge package of business coaching, technical support and cash incentives during an incubation period of up to two years. This enables CHEXS to begin the development of a X-ray collimating prototype.