11 March 2003 Astro-E2 mission: the third X-ray observatory in the 21st century
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Astro-E2 will be the fifth in a series of Japanese X-ray astronomy satellites, following Hakucho, Tenma, Ginga and ASCA. This mission is a re-challenge of the Astro-E mission, which the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) failed to place on a stable orbit on February 10, 2000, and the Astro-E2 satellite will be basically identical to the Astro-E satellite. It will be an international X-ray astronomy observatory characterized by the superior energy resolution of the X-ray micro-calorimeter (XRS) placed at the focal plane of the X-ray telescope (XRT) and by the wide band spectroscopy with the CCD cameras (XIS) + XRTs system and the hard X-ray detector (HXD). It is now being developed in an extensive collaboration between scientists from Japan and the United States.
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Hajime Inoue, Hajime Inoue, } "Astro-E2 mission: the third X-ray observatory in the 21st century", Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461523; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.461523
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