The NuSTAR Calibration Database


The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) spacecraft was launched on a Pegasus XL rocket which was dropped from a Lockheed L-1011 "TriStar" aircraft flying over the Pacific Ocean near the Kwajalein Atoll on June 13, 2012, as can be seen in this video. NuSTAR, the first focusing high-energy X-ray telescope in orbit, operates in the band from 3 to 79 keV, extending the sensitivity of focusing far beyond the ~10 keV high-energy cutoff achieved by all previous X-ray-imaging satellites. To attain the required 10m focal length needed for its telescopes, NuSTAR used a unique deployable mast, or boom, that extended the optics after the payload was in orbit.


Documentation is at and the CALDB is documented at


You need to initialise HEAsoft first.
setenv CALDB /usr/local/HEA/CALDB
source $CALDB/software/tools/caldbinit.csh


From the CALDB page above on Wednesday, 13 December 2017.
Latest CALDB version: 20171204 
Latest CALDB release: FPM 
CALDB release date: 2017-12-04


caldbinfo INST nustar fpm

caldbinfo infomode=BASIC chatter=20

Rhys Morris
Last modified: Wednesday, 13 December 2017