20 July 2016 The ASTRO-H (Hitomi) x-ray astronomy satellite
Tadayuki Takahashi; Motohide Kokubun; Kazuhisa Mitsuda; Richard Kelley; Takaya Ohashi; Felix Aharonian; Hiroki Akamatsu; Fumie Akimoto; Steve Allen; Naohisa Anabuki; Lorella Angelini; Keith Arnaud; Makoto Asai; Marc Audard; Hisamitsu Awaki; Magnus Axelsson; Philipp Azzarello; Chris Baluta; Aya Bamba; Nobutaka Bando; Marshall Bautz; Thomas Bialas; Roger Blandford; Kevin Boyce; Laura Brenneman; Greg Brown; Esra Bulbul; Edward Cackett; Edgar Canavan; Maria Chernyakova; Meng Chiao; Paolo Coppi; Elisa Costantini; Jelle de Plaa; Jan-Willem den Herder; Michael DiPirro; Chris Done; Tadayasu Dotani; John Doty; Ken Ebisawa; Megan Eckart; Teruaki Enoto; Yuichiro Ezoe; Andrew Fabian; Carlo Ferrigno; Adam Foster; Ryuichi Fujimoto; Yasushi Fukazawa; Akihiro Furuzawa; Massimiliano Galeazzi; Luigi Gallo; Poshak Gandhi; Kirk Gilmore; Margherita Giustini; Andrea Goldwurm; Liyi Gu; Matteo Guainazzi; Daniel Haas; Yoshito Haba; Kouichi Hagino; Kenji Hamaguchi; Atsushi Harayama; Ilana Harrus; Isamu Hatsukade; Takayuki Hayashi; Katsuhiro Hayashi; Kiyoshi Hayashida; Junko Hiraga; Kazuyuki Hirose; Ann Hornschemeier; Akio Hoshino; John Hughes; Yuto Ichinohe; Ryo Iizuka; Yoshiyuki Inoue; Hajime Inoue; Kazunori Ishibashi; Manabu Ishida; Kumi Ishikawa; Kosei Ishimura; Yoshitaka Ishisaki; Masayuki Itoh; Naoko Iwata; Naoko Iyomoto; Chris Jewell; Jelle Kaastra; Timothy Kallman; Tuneyoshi Kamae; Erin Kara; Jun Kataoka; Satoru Katsuda; Junichiro Katsuta; Madoka Kawaharada; Nobuyuki Kawai; Taro Kawano; Shigeo Kawasaki; Dmitry Khangulyan; Caroline Kilbourne; Mark Kimball; Ashley King; Takao Kitaguchi; Shunji Kitamoto; Tetsu Kitayama; Takayoshi Kohmura; Tatsuro Kosaka; Alex Koujelev; Katsuji Koyama; Shu Koyama; Peter Kretschmar; Hans Krimm; Aya Kubota; Hideyo Kunieda; Philippe Laurent; François Lebrun; Shiu-Huang Lee; Maurice Leutenegger; Olivier Limousin; Michael Loewenstein; Knox Long; David Lumb; Grzegorz Madejski; Yoshitomo Maeda; Daniel Maier; Kazuo Makishima; Maxim Markevitch; Candace Masters; Hironori Matsumoto; Kyoko Matsushita; Dan McCammon; Daniel McGuinness; Brian McNamara; Missagh Mehdipour; Joseph Miko; Jon Miller; Eric Miller; Shin Mineshige; Kenji Minesugi; Ikuyuki Mitsuishi; Takuya Miyazawa; Tsunefumi Mizuno; Koji Mori; Hideyuki Mori; Franco Moroso; Harvey Moseley; Theodore Muench; Koji Mukai; Hiroshi Murakami; Toshio Murakami; Richard Mushotzky; Housei Nagano; Ryo Nagino; Takao Nakagawa; Hiroshi Nakajima; Takeshi Nakamori; Toshio Nakano; Shinya Nakashima; Kazuhiro Nakazawa; Yoshiharu Namba; Chikara Natsukari; Yusuke Nishioka; Masayoshi Nobukawa; Kumiko Nobukawa; Hirofumi Noda; Masaharu Nomachi; Steve O'Dell; Hirokazu Odaka; Hiroyuki Ogawa; Mina Ogawa; Keiji Ogi; Masanori Ohno; Masayuki Ohta; Takashi Okajima; Atsushi Okamoto; Tsuyoshi Okazaki; Naomi Ota; Masanobu Ozaki; Frederik Paerels; Stéphane Paltani; Arvind Parmar; Robert Petre; Ciro Pinto; Martin Pohl; James Pontius; F. Scott Porter; Katja Pottschmidt; Brian Ramsey; Christopher Reynolds; Helen Russell; Samar Safi-Harb; Shinya Saito; Shin-ichiro Sakai; Kazuhiro Sakai; Hiroaki Sameshima; Toru Sasaki; Goro Sato; Yoichi Sato; Kosuke Sato; Rie Sato; Makoto Sawada; Norbert Schartel; Peter Serlemitsos; Hiromi Seta; Yasuko Shibano; Maki Shida; Megumi Shidatsu; Takanobu Shimada; Keisuke Shinozaki; Peter Shirron; Aurora Simionescu; Cynthia Simmons; Randall Smith; Gary Sneiderman; Yang Soong; Łukasz Stawarz; Yasuharu Sugawara; Hiroyuki Sugita; Satoshi Sugita; Andrew Szymkowiak; Hiroyasu Tajima; Hiromitsu Takahashi; Shin'ichiro Takeda; Yoh Takei; Toru Tamagawa; Takayuki Tamura; Keisuke Tamura; Takaaki Tanaka; Yasuo Tanaka; Yasuyuki Tanaka; Makoto Tashiro; Yuzuru Tawara; Yukikatsu Terada; Yuichi Terashima; Francesco Tombesi; Hiroshi Tomida; Yohko Tsuboi; Masahiro Tsujimoto; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Takeshi Tsuru; Hiroyuki Uchida; Yasunobu Uchiyama; Hideki Uchiyama; Yoshihiro Ueda; Shutaro Ueda; Shiro Ueno; Shin'ichiro Uno; Meg Urry; Eugenio Ursino; Cor de Vries; Atsushi Wada; Shin Watanabe; Tomomi Watanabe; Norbert Werner; Daniel Wik; Dan Wilkins; Brian Williams; Takahiro Yamada; Shinya Yamada; Hiroya Yamaguchi; Kazutaka Yamaoka; Noriko Yamasaki; Makoto Yamauchi; Shigeo Yamauchi; Tahir Yaqoob; Yoichi Yatsu; Daisuke Yonetoku; Atsumasa Yoshida; Takayuki Yuasa; Irina Zhuravleva; Abderahmen Zoghbi
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Abstract
The Hitomi (ASTRO-H) mission is the sixth Japanese X-ray astronomy satellite developed by a large international collaboration, including Japan, USA, Canada, and Europe. The mission aimed to provide the highest energy resolution ever achieved at E > 2 keV, using a microcalorimeter instrument, and to cover a wide energy range spanning four decades in energy from soft X-rays to gamma-rays. After a successful launch on 2016 February 17, the spacecraft lost its function on 2016 March 26, but the commissioning phase for about a month provided valuable information on the on-board instruments and the spacecraft system, including astrophysical results obtained from first light observations. The paper describes the Hitomi (ASTRO-H) mission, its capabilities, the initial operation, and the instruments/spacecraft performances confirmed during the commissioning operations for about a month.
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Tadayuki Takahashi, Tadayuki Takahashi, Motohide Kokubun, Motohide Kokubun, Kazuhisa Mitsuda, Kazuhisa Mitsuda, Richard Kelley, Richard Kelley, Takaya Ohashi, Takaya Ohashi, Felix Aharonian, Felix Aharonian, Hiroki Akamatsu, Hiroki Akamatsu, Fumie Akimoto, Fumie Akimoto, Steve Allen, Steve Allen, Naohisa Anabuki, Naohisa Anabuki, Lorella Angelini, Lorella Angelini, Keith Arnaud, Keith Arnaud, Makoto Asai, Makoto Asai, Marc Audard, Marc Audard, Hisamitsu Awaki, Hisamitsu Awaki, Magnus Axelsson, Magnus Axelsson, Philipp Azzarello, Philipp Azzarello, Chris Baluta, Chris Baluta, Aya Bamba, Aya Bamba, Nobutaka Bando, Nobutaka Bando, Marshall Bautz, Marshall Bautz, Thomas Bialas, Thomas Bialas, Roger Blandford, Roger Blandford, Kevin Boyce, Kevin Boyce, Laura Brenneman, Laura Brenneman, Greg Brown, Greg Brown, Esra Bulbul, Esra Bulbul, Edward Cackett, Edward Cackett, Edgar Canavan, Edgar Canavan, Maria Chernyakova, Maria Chernyakova, Meng Chiao, Meng Chiao, Paolo Coppi, Paolo Coppi, Elisa Costantini, Elisa Costantini, Jelle de Plaa, Jelle de Plaa, Jan-Willem den Herder, Jan-Willem den Herder, Michael DiPirro, Michael DiPirro, Chris Done, Chris Done, Tadayasu Dotani, Tadayasu Dotani, John Doty, John Doty, Ken Ebisawa, Ken Ebisawa, Megan Eckart, Megan Eckart, Teruaki Enoto, Teruaki Enoto, Yuichiro Ezoe, Yuichiro Ezoe, Andrew Fabian, Andrew Fabian, Carlo Ferrigno, Carlo Ferrigno, Adam Foster, Adam Foster, Ryuichi Fujimoto, Ryuichi Fujimoto, Yasushi Fukazawa, Yasushi Fukazawa, Akihiro Furuzawa, Akihiro Furuzawa, Massimiliano Galeazzi, Massimiliano Galeazzi, Luigi Gallo, Luigi Gallo, Poshak Gandhi, Poshak Gandhi, Kirk Gilmore, Kirk Gilmore, Margherita Giustini, Margherita Giustini, Andrea Goldwurm, Andrea Goldwurm, Liyi Gu, Liyi Gu, Matteo Guainazzi, Matteo Guainazzi, Daniel Haas, Daniel Haas, Yoshito Haba, Yoshito Haba, Kouichi Hagino, Kouichi Hagino, Kenji Hamaguchi, Kenji Hamaguchi, Atsushi Harayama, Atsushi Harayama, Ilana Harrus, Ilana Harrus, Isamu Hatsukade, Isamu Hatsukade, Takayuki Hayashi, Takayuki Hayashi, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Kiyoshi Hayashida, Kiyoshi Hayashida, Junko Hiraga, Junko Hiraga, Kazuyuki Hirose, Kazuyuki Hirose, Ann Hornschemeier, Ann Hornschemeier, Akio Hoshino, Akio Hoshino, John Hughes, John Hughes, Yuto Ichinohe, Yuto Ichinohe, Ryo Iizuka, Ryo Iizuka, Yoshiyuki Inoue, Yoshiyuki Inoue, Hajime Inoue, Hajime Inoue, Kazunori Ishibashi, Kazunori Ishibashi, Manabu Ishida, Manabu Ishida, Kumi Ishikawa, Kumi Ishikawa, Kosei Ishimura, Kosei Ishimura, Yoshitaka Ishisaki, Yoshitaka Ishisaki, Masayuki Itoh, Masayuki Itoh, Naoko Iwata, Naoko Iwata, Naoko Iyomoto, Naoko Iyomoto, Chris Jewell, Chris Jewell, Jelle Kaastra, Jelle Kaastra, Timothy Kallman, Timothy Kallman, Tuneyoshi Kamae, Tuneyoshi Kamae, Erin Kara, Erin Kara, Jun Kataoka, Jun Kataoka, Satoru Katsuda, Satoru Katsuda, Junichiro Katsuta, Junichiro Katsuta, Madoka Kawaharada, Madoka Kawaharada, Nobuyuki Kawai, Nobuyuki Kawai, Taro Kawano, Taro Kawano, Shigeo Kawasaki, Shigeo Kawasaki, Dmitry Khangulyan, Dmitry Khangulyan, Caroline Kilbourne, Caroline Kilbourne, Mark Kimball, Mark Kimball, Ashley King, Ashley King, Takao Kitaguchi, Takao Kitaguchi, Shunji Kitamoto, Shunji Kitamoto, Tetsu Kitayama, Tetsu Kitayama, Takayoshi Kohmura, Takayoshi Kohmura, Tatsuro Kosaka, Tatsuro Kosaka, Alex Koujelev, Alex Koujelev, Katsuji Koyama, Katsuji Koyama, Shu Koyama, Shu Koyama, Peter Kretschmar, Peter Kretschmar, Hans Krimm, Hans Krimm, Aya Kubota, Aya Kubota, Hideyo Kunieda, Hideyo Kunieda, Philippe Laurent, Philippe Laurent, François Lebrun, François Lebrun, Shiu-Huang Lee, Shiu-Huang Lee, Maurice Leutenegger, Maurice Leutenegger, Olivier Limousin, Olivier Limousin, Michael Loewenstein, Michael Loewenstein, Knox Long, Knox Long, David Lumb, David Lumb, Grzegorz Madejski, Grzegorz Madejski, Yoshitomo Maeda, Yoshitomo Maeda, Daniel Maier, Daniel Maier, Kazuo Makishima, Kazuo Makishima, Maxim Markevitch, Maxim Markevitch, Candace Masters, Candace Masters, Hironori Matsumoto, Hironori Matsumoto, Kyoko Matsushita, Kyoko Matsushita, Dan McCammon, Dan McCammon, Daniel McGuinness, Daniel McGuinness, Brian McNamara, Brian McNamara, Missagh Mehdipour, Missagh Mehdipour, Joseph Miko, Joseph Miko, Jon Miller, Jon Miller, Eric Miller, Eric Miller, Shin Mineshige, Shin Mineshige, Kenji Minesugi, Kenji Minesugi, Ikuyuki Mitsuishi, Ikuyuki Mitsuishi, Takuya Miyazawa, Takuya Miyazawa, Tsunefumi Mizuno, Tsunefumi Mizuno, Koji Mori, Koji Mori, Hideyuki Mori, Hideyuki Mori, Franco Moroso, Franco Moroso, Harvey Moseley, Harvey Moseley, Theodore Muench, Theodore Muench, Koji Mukai, Koji Mukai, Hiroshi Murakami, Hiroshi Murakami, Toshio Murakami, Toshio Murakami, Richard Mushotzky, Richard Mushotzky, Housei Nagano, Housei Nagano, Ryo Nagino, Ryo Nagino, Takao Nakagawa, Takao Nakagawa, Hiroshi Nakajima, Hiroshi Nakajima, Takeshi Nakamori, Takeshi Nakamori, Toshio Nakano, Toshio Nakano, Shinya Nakashima, Shinya Nakashima, Kazuhiro Nakazawa, Kazuhiro Nakazawa, Yoshiharu Namba, Yoshiharu Namba, Chikara Natsukari, Chikara Natsukari, Yusuke Nishioka, Yusuke Nishioka, Masayoshi Nobukawa, Masayoshi Nobukawa, Kumiko Nobukawa, Kumiko Nobukawa, Hirofumi Noda, Hirofumi Noda, Masaharu Nomachi, Masaharu Nomachi, Steve O'Dell, Steve O'Dell, Hirokazu Odaka, Hirokazu Odaka, Hiroyuki Ogawa, Hiroyuki Ogawa, Mina Ogawa, Mina Ogawa, Keiji Ogi, Keiji Ogi, Masanori Ohno, Masanori Ohno, Masayuki Ohta, Masayuki Ohta, Takashi Okajima, Takashi Okajima, Atsushi Okamoto, Atsushi Okamoto, Tsuyoshi Okazaki, Tsuyoshi Okazaki, Naomi Ota, Naomi Ota, Masanobu Ozaki, Masanobu Ozaki, Frederik Paerels, Frederik Paerels, Stéphane Paltani, Stéphane Paltani, Arvind Parmar, Arvind Parmar, Robert Petre, Robert Petre, Ciro Pinto, Ciro Pinto, Martin Pohl, Martin Pohl, James Pontius, James Pontius, F. Scott Porter, F. Scott Porter, Katja Pottschmidt, Katja Pottschmidt, Brian Ramsey, Brian Ramsey, Christopher Reynolds, Christopher Reynolds, Helen Russell, Helen Russell, Samar Safi-Harb, Samar Safi-Harb, Shinya Saito, Shinya Saito, Shin-ichiro Sakai, Shin-ichiro Sakai, Kazuhiro Sakai, Kazuhiro Sakai, Hiroaki Sameshima, Hiroaki Sameshima, Toru Sasaki, Toru Sasaki, Goro Sato, Goro Sato, Yoichi Sato, Yoichi Sato, Kosuke Sato, Kosuke Sato, Rie Sato, Rie Sato, Makoto Sawada, Makoto Sawada, Norbert Schartel, Norbert Schartel, Peter Serlemitsos, Peter Serlemitsos, Hiromi Seta, Hiromi Seta, Yasuko Shibano, Yasuko Shibano, Maki Shida, Maki Shida, Megumi Shidatsu, Megumi Shidatsu, Takanobu Shimada, Takanobu Shimada, Keisuke Shinozaki, Keisuke Shinozaki, Peter Shirron, Peter Shirron, Aurora Simionescu, Aurora Simionescu, Cynthia Simmons, Cynthia Simmons, Randall Smith, Randall Smith, Gary Sneiderman, Gary Sneiderman, Yang Soong, Yang Soong, Łukasz Stawarz, Łukasz Stawarz, Yasuharu Sugawara, Yasuharu Sugawara, Hiroyuki Sugita, Hiroyuki Sugita, Satoshi Sugita, Satoshi Sugita, Andrew Szymkowiak, Andrew Szymkowiak, Hiroyasu Tajima, Hiroyasu Tajima, Hiromitsu Takahashi, Hiromitsu Takahashi, Shin'ichiro Takeda, Shin'ichiro Takeda, Yoh Takei, Yoh Takei, Toru Tamagawa, Toru Tamagawa, Takayuki Tamura, Takayuki Tamura, Keisuke Tamura, Keisuke Tamura, Takaaki Tanaka, Takaaki Tanaka, Yasuo Tanaka, Yasuo Tanaka, Yasuyuki Tanaka, Yasuyuki Tanaka, Makoto Tashiro, Makoto Tashiro, Yuzuru Tawara, Yuzuru Tawara, Yukikatsu Terada, Yukikatsu Terada, Yuichi Terashima, Yuichi Terashima, Francesco Tombesi, Francesco Tombesi, Hiroshi Tomida, Hiroshi Tomida, Yohko Tsuboi, Yohko Tsuboi, Masahiro Tsujimoto, Masahiro Tsujimoto, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Takeshi Tsuru, Takeshi Tsuru, Hiroyuki Uchida, Hiroyuki Uchida, Yasunobu Uchiyama, Yasunobu Uchiyama, Hideki Uchiyama, Hideki Uchiyama, Yoshihiro Ueda, Yoshihiro Ueda, Shutaro Ueda, Shutaro Ueda, Shiro Ueno, Shiro Ueno, Shin'ichiro Uno, Shin'ichiro Uno, Meg Urry, Meg Urry, Eugenio Ursino, Eugenio Ursino, Cor de Vries, Cor de Vries, Atsushi Wada, Atsushi Wada, Shin Watanabe, Shin Watanabe, Tomomi Watanabe, Tomomi Watanabe, Norbert Werner, Norbert Werner, Daniel Wik, Daniel Wik, Dan Wilkins, Dan Wilkins, Brian Williams, Brian Williams, Takahiro Yamada, Takahiro Yamada, Shinya Yamada, Shinya Yamada, Hiroya Yamaguchi, Hiroya Yamaguchi, Kazutaka Yamaoka, Kazutaka Yamaoka, Noriko Yamasaki, Noriko Yamasaki, Makoto Yamauchi, Makoto Yamauchi, Shigeo Yamauchi, Shigeo Yamauchi, Tahir Yaqoob, Tahir Yaqoob, Yoichi Yatsu, Yoichi Yatsu, Daisuke Yonetoku, Daisuke Yonetoku, Atsumasa Yoshida, Atsumasa Yoshida, Takayuki Yuasa, Takayuki Yuasa, Irina Zhuravleva, Irina Zhuravleva, Abderahmen Zoghbi, Abderahmen Zoghbi, } "The ASTRO-H (Hitomi) x-ray astronomy satellite", Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 99050U (20 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232379; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232379
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