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, Shiro Ueno, Masaru Matsuoka, Masaru Matsuoka, Kazuyoshi Kawasaki, Kazuyoshi Kawasaki, Hiroshi Tomida, Hiroshi Tomida, Yasuki Adachi, Yasuki Adachi, Mitsuhiro Kohama, Mitsuhiro Kohama, Motoko Suzuki, Motoko Suzuki, Masaki Ishikawa, Masaki Ishikawa, Haruyoshi Katayama, Haruyoshi Katayama, Tatehiro Mihara, Tatehiro Mihara, Mutsumi Sugizaki, Mutsumi Sugizaki, Naoki Isobe, Naoki Isobe, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Emi Miyata, Emi Miyata, Nobuyuki Kawai, Nobuyuki Kawai, Jun Kataoka, Jun Kataoka, Atsumasa Yoshida, Atsumasa Yoshida, Kazutaka Yamaoka, Kazutaka Yamaoka, Hitoshi Negoro, Hitoshi Negoro, Motoki Nakajima, Motoki Nakajima, Mikio Morii, Mikio Morii, Yoshihiro Ueda, Yoshihiro Ueda, Satoshi Eguchi, 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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