31 July 2010 The ASTRO-H Mission
Tadayuki Takahashi; Kazuhisa Mitsuda; Richard Kelley; Felix Aharonian; Fumie Akimoto; Steve Allen; Naohisa Anabuki; Lorella Angelini; Keith Arnaud; Hisamitsu Awaki; Aya Bamba; Nobutaka Bando; Mark Bautz; Roger Blandford; Kevin Boyce; Greg Brown; Mara Chernyakova; Paolo Coppi; Elisa Costantini; Jean Cottam; John Crow; Jelle de Plaa; Cor de Vries; Jan-Willem den Herder; Michael DiPirro; Chris Done; Tadayasu Dotani; Ken Ebisawa; Teruaki Enoto; Yuichiro Ezoe; Andrew Fabian; Ryuichi Fujimoto; Yasushi Fukazawa; Stefan Funk; Akihiro Furuzawa; Massimiliano Galeazzi; Poshak Gandhi; Keith Gendreau; Kirk Gilmore; Yoshito Haba; Kenji Hamaguchi; Isamu Hatsukade; Kiyoshi Hayashida; Junko Hiraga; Kazuyuki Hirose; Ann Hornschemeier; John Hughes; Una Hwang; Ryo Iizuka; Kazunori Ishibashi; Manabu Ishida; Kosei Ishimura; Yoshitaka Ishisaki; Naoki Isobe; Masayuki Ito; Naoko Iwata; Jelle Kaastra; Tim Kallman; Tuneyoshi Kamae; Hideaki Katagiri; Jun Kataoka; Satoru Katsuda; Madoka Kawaharada; Nobuyuki Kawai; Shigeo Kawasaki; Dmitry Khangaluyan; Caroline Kilbourne; Kenzo Kinugasa; Shunji Kitamoto; Tetsu Kitayama; Takayoshi Kohmura; Motohide Kokubun; Tatsuro Kosaka; Taro Kotani; Katsuji Koyama; Aya Kubota; Hideyo Kunieda; Philippe Laurent; Francois Lebrun; Olivier Limousin; Michael Loewenstein; Knox Long; Grzegorz Madejski; Yoshitomo Maeda; Kazuo Makishima; Maxim Markevitch; Hironori Matsumoto; Kyoko Matsushita; Dan McCammon; Jon Miller; Shin Mineshige; Kenji Minesugi; Takuya Miyazawa; Tsunefumi Mizuno; Koji Mori; Hideyuki Mori; Koji Mukai; Hiroshi Murakami; Toshio Murakami; Richard Mushotzky; Yujin Nakagawa; Takao Nakagawa; Hiroshi Nakajima; Takeshi Nakamori; Kazuhiro Nakazawa; Yoshiharu Namba; Masaharu Nomachi; Stephen O'Dell; Hiroyuki Ogawa; Mina Ogawa; Keiji Ogi; Takaya Ohashi; Masanori Ohno; Masayuki Ohta; Takashi Okajima; Naomi Ota; Masanobu Ozaki; Frederik Paerels; Stéphane Paltani; Arvind Parmar; Robert Petre; Martin Pohl; S. Porter; Brian Ramsey; Christopher Reynolds; Shin-ichiro Sakai; Rita Sambruna; Goro Sato; Yoichi Sato; Peter Serlemitsos; Maki Shida; Takanobu Shimada; Keisuke Shinozaki; Peter Shirron; Randall Smith; Gary Sneiderman; Yang Soong; Lukasz Stawarz; Hiroyuki Sugita; Andrew Szymkowiak; Hiroyasu Tajima; Hiromitsu Takahashi; Yoh Takei; Tohru Tamagawa; Takayuki Tamura; Keisuke Tamura; Takaaki Tanaka; Yasayuki Tanaka; Yasuo Tanaka; Makoto Tashiro; Yuzuru Tawara; Yukikatsu Terada; Yuichi Terashima; Francesco Tombesi; Hiroshi Tomida; Miyako Tozuka; Yohko Tsuboi; Masahiro Tsujimoto; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Takeshi Tsuru; Hiroyuki Uchida; Yasunobu Uchiyama; Hideki Uchiyama; Yoshihiro Ueda; Shinichiro Uno; Meg Urry; Shin Watanabe; Nicholas White; Takahiro Yamada; Hiroya Yamaguchi; Kazutaka Yamaoka; Noriko Yamasaki; Makoto Yamauchi; Shigeo Yamauchi; Yoichi Yatsu; Daisuke Yonetoku; Atsumasa Yoshida
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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 high-energy universe by performing high-resolution, high-throughput spectroscopy with moderate angular resolution. ASTRO-H covers very wide energy range from 0.3 keV to 600 keV. ASTRO-H allows a combination of wide band X-ray spectroscopy (5-80 keV) provided by multilayer coating, focusing hard X-ray mirrors and hard X-ray imaging detectors, and high energy-resolution soft X-ray spectroscopy (0.3-12 keV) provided by thin-foil X-ray optics and a micro-calorimeter array. The mission will also carry an X-ray CCD camera as a focal plane detector for a soft X-ray telescope (0.4-12 keV) and a non-focusing soft gamma-ray detector (40-600 keV) . The micro-calorimeter system is developed by an international collaboration led by ISAS/JAXA and NASA. The simultaneous broad bandpass, coupled with high spectral resolution of ΔE ~7 eV provided by the micro-calorimeter will enable a wide variety of important science themes to be pursued.
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Tadayuki Takahashi, Kazuhisa Mitsuda, Richard Kelley, Felix Aharonian, Fumie Akimoto, Steve Allen, Naohisa Anabuki, Lorella Angelini, Keith Arnaud, Hisamitsu Awaki, Aya Bamba, Nobutaka Bando, Mark Bautz, Roger Blandford, Kevin Boyce, Greg Brown, Mara Chernyakova, Paolo Coppi, Elisa Costantini, Jean Cottam, John Crow, Jelle de Plaa, Cor de Vries, Jan-Willem den Herder, Michael DiPirro, Chris Done, Tadayasu Dotani, Ken Ebisawa, Teruaki Enoto, Yuichiro Ezoe, Andrew Fabian, Ryuichi Fujimoto, Yasushi Fukazawa, Stefan Funk, Akihiro Furuzawa, Massimiliano Galeazzi, Poshak Gandhi, Keith Gendreau, Kirk Gilmore, Yoshito Haba, Kenji Hamaguchi, Isamu Hatsukade, Kiyoshi Hayashida, Junko Hiraga, Kazuyuki Hirose, Ann Hornschemeier, John Hughes, Una Hwang, Ryo Iizuka, Kazunori Ishibashi, Manabu Ishida, Kosei Ishimura, Yoshitaka Ishisaki, Naoki Isobe, Masayuki Ito, Naoko Iwata, Jelle Kaastra, Tim Kallman, Tuneyoshi Kamae, Hideaki Katagiri, Jun Kataoka, Satoru Katsuda, Madoka Kawaharada, Nobuyuki Kawai, Shigeo Kawasaki, Dmitry Khangaluyan, Caroline Kilbourne, Kenzo Kinugasa, Shunji Kitamoto, Tetsu Kitayama, Takayoshi Kohmura, Motohide Kokubun, Tatsuro Kosaka, Taro Kotani, Katsuji Koyama, Aya Kubota, Hideyo Kunieda, Philippe Laurent, Francois Lebrun, Olivier Limousin, Michael Loewenstein, Knox Long, Grzegorz Madejski, Yoshitomo Maeda, Kazuo Makishima, Maxim Markevitch, Hironori Matsumoto, Kyoko Matsushita, Dan McCammon, Jon Miller, Shin Mineshige, Kenji Minesugi, Takuya Miyazawa, Tsunefumi Mizuno, Koji Mori, Hideyuki Mori, Koji Mukai, Hiroshi Murakami, Toshio Murakami, Richard Mushotzky, Yujin Nakagawa, Takao Nakagawa, Hiroshi Nakajima, Takeshi Nakamori, Kazuhiro Nakazawa, Yoshiharu Namba, Masaharu Nomachi, Stephen O'Dell, Hiroyuki Ogawa, Mina Ogawa, Keiji Ogi, Takaya Ohashi, Masanori Ohno, Masayuki Ohta, Takashi Okajima, Naomi Ota, Masanobu Ozaki, Frederik Paerels, Stéphane Paltani, Arvind Parmar, Robert Petre, Martin Pohl, S. Porter, Brian Ramsey, Christopher Reynolds, Shin-ichiro Sakai, Rita Sambruna, Goro Sato, Yoichi Sato, Peter Serlemitsos, Maki Shida, Takanobu Shimada, Keisuke Shinozaki, Peter Shirron, Randall Smith, Gary Sneiderman, Yang Soong, Lukasz Stawarz, Hiroyuki Sugita, Andrew Szymkowiak, Hiroyasu Tajima, Hiromitsu Takahashi, Yoh Takei, Tohru Tamagawa, Takayuki Tamura, Keisuke Tamura, Takaaki Tanaka, Yasayuki Tanaka, Yasuo Tanaka, Makoto Tashiro, Yuzuru Tawara, Yukikatsu Terada, Yuichi Terashima, Francesco Tombesi, Hiroshi Tomida, Miyako Tozuka, Yohko Tsuboi, Masahiro Tsujimoto, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Takeshi Tsuru, Hiroyuki Uchida, Yasunobu Uchiyama, Hideki Uchiyama, Yoshihiro Ueda, Shinichiro Uno, Meg Urry, Shin Watanabe, Nicholas White, Takahiro Yamada, Hiroya Yamaguchi, Kazutaka Yamaoka, Noriko Yamasaki, Makoto Yamauchi, Shigeo Yamauchi, Yoichi Yatsu, Daisuke Yonetoku, Atsumasa Yoshida, "The ASTRO-H Mission", Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 77320Z (31 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857875; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.857875
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