The ASTRO-H X-ray observatory

Tadayuki Takahashi, Kazuhisa Mitsuda, Richard Kelley, Henri Aarts, Felix Aharonian, Hiroki Akamatsu, Fumie Akimotoe, Steve Allen, Naohisa Anabuki, Lorella Angelini, Keith Arnaud, Makoto Asai, Marc Audard, Hisamitsu Awaki, Philipp Azzarello, Chris Baluta, Aya Bamba, Nobutaka Bando, Mark Bautz, Roger BlandfordKevin Boyce, Greg Brown, Ed Cackett, Maria Chernyakova, Paolo Coppi, Elisa Costantini, Jelle De Plaa, Jan Willem Den Herder, Michael DiPirro, Chris Done, Tadayasu Dotani, John Doty, Ken Ebisawa, Megan Eckart, Teruaki Enoto, Yuichiro Ezoe, Andrew Fabian, Carlo Ferrigno, Adam Foster, Ryuichi Fujimoto, Yasushi Fukazawa, Stefan Funk, Akihiro Furuzawa, Massimiliano Galeazzi, Luigi Gallo, Poshak Gandhi, Keith Gendreau, Kirk Gilmore, Daniel Haas, Yoshito Haba, Kenji Hamaguchi, Isamu Hatsukade, Takayuki Hayashi, Kiyoshi Hayashida, Junko Hiraga, Kazuyuki Hirose, Ann Hornschemeier, Akio Hoshino, John Hughes, Una Hwang, Ryo Iizuka, Yoshiyuki Inoue, Kazunori Ishibashi, Manabu Ishida, Kosei Ishimura, Yoshitaka Ishisaki, Masayuki Ito, Naoko Iwat, Naoko Iyomoto, Jelle Kaastr, Timothy Kallman, Tuneyoshi Kamae, Jun Kataoka, Satoru Katsuda, Hajime Kawahara, Madoka Kawaharada, Nobuyuki Kawai, Shigeo Kawasaki, Dmitry Khangaluyan, Caroline Kilbourne, Masashi Kimura, Kenzo Kinugasaa, Shunji Kitamoto, Tetsu Kitayama, Takayoshi Kohmura, Motohide Kokubun, Tatsuro Kosaka, Alex Koujelev, Katsuji Koyama, Hans Krimm, Aya Kubota, Hideyo Kunieda, Stephanie LaMass, Philippe Laurent, Francois Lebrun, Maurice Leutenegger, Olivier Limousin, Michael Loewenstein, Knox Long, David Lumb, Grzegorz Madejski, Yoshitomo Maedaa, Kazuo Makishima, Genevieve Marchand, Maxim Markevitch, Hironori Matsumoto, Kyoko Matsushita, Dan McCammona, Brian McNamara, Jon Miller, Eric Miller, Shin Mineshige, Kenji Minesugi, Ikuyuki Mitsuishi, Takuya Miyazaw, Tsunefumi Mizuno, Hideyuki Mori, Koji Mori, Koji Mukai, Toshio Murakami, Hiroshi Murakami, Richard Mushotzky, Housei Nagano, Ryo Nagino, Takao Nakagaw, Hiroshi Nakajim, Takeshi Nakamori, Kazuhiro Nakazaw, Yoshiharu Namba, Chikara Natsukari, Yusuke Nishiok, Masayoshi Nobukawa, Masaharu Nomachi, Steve O'Dell, Hirokazu Odak, Hiroyuki Ogaw, Mina Ogaw, Keiji Ogi, Takaya Ohashi, Masanori Ohno, Masayuki Ohta, Takashi Okajima, Atsushi Okamotoa, Tsuyoshi Okazaki, Naomi Ota, Masanobu Ozaki, Frits Paerelsb, Stephane Paltanii, Arvind Parmar, Robert Petre, Martin Pohl, F. Scott Porter, Brian Ramsey, Rubens Reis, Christopher Reynolds, Helen Russell, Samar Sa-Harb, Shin Ichiro Sakai, Hiroaki Sameshima, Jeremy Sanders, Goro Sato, Rie Sato, Yoichi Sato, Kosuke Sato, Makoto Sawada, Peter Serlemitsos, Hiromi Seta, Yasuko Shibano, Maki Shida, Takanobu Shimada, Keisuke Shinozaki, Peter Shirron, Aurora Simionescu, Cynthia Simmons, Randall Smith, Gary Sneiderman, Yang Soong, Lukasz Stawarz, Yasuharu Sugawara, Hiroyuki Sugita, Satoshi Sugit, Andrew Szymkowiak, Hiroyasu Tajim, Hiromitsu Takahashi, Shin Ichiro Takeda, Yoh Takei, Toru Tamagawa, Takayuki Tamura, Keisuke Tamura, Takaaki Tanaka, Yasuo Tanaka, Makoto Tashiro, Yuzuru Tawara, Yukikatsu Terada, Yuichi Terashima, Francesco Tombesi, Hiroshi Tomida, Yoko Tsuboi, Masahiro Tsujimoto, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Takeshi Tsuru, Hiroyuki Uchida, Yasunobu Uchiyam, Hideki Uchiyam, Yoshihiro Ueda, Shiro Ueno, Shinichiro Unobe, Meg Urry, Eugenio Ursino, Cor De Vries, Atsushi Wada, Shin Watanabe, Norbert Werner, Nicholas White, Takahiro Yamada, Shinya Yamada, Hiroya Yamaguchi, Noriko Yamasaki, Shigeo Yamauchi, Makoto Yamauchi, Yoichi Yatsuag, Daisuke Yonetok, Atsumasa Yoshida, Takayuki Yuasa

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Abstract

The joint JAXA/NASA ASTRO-H mission is the sixth in a series of highly successful X-ray missions initiated by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS). ASTRO-H will investigate the physics of the highenergy universe via a suite of four instruments, covering a very wide energy range, from 0.3 keV to 600 keV. These instruments include a high-resolution, high-Throughput spectrometer sensitive over 0.3-12 keV with high spectral resolution of ?E 5 7 eV, enabled by a micro-calorimeter array located in the focal plane of thin-foil X-ray optics; hard X-ray imaging spectrometers covering 5-80 keV, located in the focal plane of multilayer-coated, focusing hard X-ray mirrors; a wide-field imaging spectrometer sensitive over 0.4-12 keV, with an X-ray CCD camera in the focal plane of a soft X-ray telescope; and a non-focusing Compton-camera type soft gamma-ray detector, sensitive in the 40-600 keV band. The simultaneous broad bandpass, coupled with high spectral resolution, will enable the pursuit of a wide variety of important science themes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012
Subtitle of host publicationUltraviolet to Gamma Ray
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 1 2012Jul 6 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8443
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period7/1/127/6/12

Keywords

  • Gamma-ray
  • Gamma-ray Astronomy
  • Hard X-ray
  • Micro-calorimeter
  • X-ray
  • X-ray Astronomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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