15 July 2008 The MAXI mission operation plan
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Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image (MAXI) is an X-ray all-sky monitor, which will be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) by a space shuttle crew in early 2009, to scan almost the entire sky once every 96 minutes for a mission life of two to five years. The detection sensitivity will be 5 mCrab (5σlevel) for a one-day MAXI operation, 2 mCrab for one week, and 1 mCrab for one month, reaching a source confusion limit of 0.2 mCrab in two years. In this paper, brief descriptions are presented for the MAXI mission and payload, and three operation phases, 1) the launch-to-docking phase, 2) the initial in-orbit calibration phase, and 3) the routine operation phase. We also describes the MAXI data product and its release plan for public users.
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Shiro Ueno, Masaru Matsuoka, Kazuyoshi Kawasaki, Hiroshi Tomida, Yasuki Adachi, Mitsuhiro Kohama, Motoko Suzuki, Masaki Ishikawa, Haruyoshi Katayama, Tatehiro Mihara, Mutsumi Sugizaki, Naoki Isobe, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Emi Miyata, Nobuyuki Kawai, Jun Kataoka, Atsumasa Yoshida, Kazutaka Yamaoka, Hitoshi Negoro, Motoki Nakajima, Mikio Morii, Yoshihiro Ueda, Satoshi Eguchi, "The MAXI mission operation plan", Proc. SPIE 7011, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 70112N (15 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788582; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.788582
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