28 July 2014 Formation Flight Astronomical Survey Telescope (FFAST) mission in hard x-ray
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A formation flight astronomical survey telescope (FFAST) is a new project that will cover a large sky area in hard X-ray. In particular, it will focus on the energy range up to 80keV. It consists of two small satellites that will go in a formation flight. One is an X-ray telescope satellite carrying a super mirror, and the other is a detector satellite carrying an SDCCD. Two satellites are put into a low earth orbit in keeping the separation of 12m. This will survey a large sky area at hard X-ray region to study the evolution of the universe.
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Hiroshi Tsunemi, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Hiroshi Nakajima, Hiroshi Nakajima, Naohisa Anabuki, Naohisa Anabuki, Ryo Nagino, Ryo Nagino, Hideyo Kunieda, Hideyo Kunieda, Hironori Matsumoto, Hironori Matsumoto, Masayuki Itoh, Masayuki Itoh, Isao Kawano, Isao Kawano, Toshinori Ikenaga, Toshinori Ikenaga, Shinji Mitani, Shinji Mitani, Toru Yamamoto, Toru Yamamoto, Masanobu Ozaki, Masanobu Ozaki, Koji Mori, Koji Mori, Yoshihiro Ueda, Yoshihiro Ueda, Takayoshi Kohmura, Takayoshi Kohmura, } "Formation Flight Astronomical Survey Telescope (FFAST) mission in hard x-ray", Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91442R (28 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054733; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054733
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