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The ASTRO-H project

KMI Topics
2014-11-12 17:30
Hironori Matsumoto
KMI Science Symposia (ES635)

ASTRO-H is the 6th Japanese satellite for X-ray astronomy,

and it will be launched in FY2015. ASTRO-H covers a very

wide range from 0.3 to 600 keV with four instrument systems;

Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT) + Soft X-ray Spectrometer (SXS),

SXT + Soft X-ray Imager (SXT), Hard X-ray Telescope (HXT) +

Hard X-ray Imager (HXI), and Soft Gamma-ray Detector (SGD).

Nagoya University have made significant contributions to the

project, in particular to the HXT and SGD. In this talk, I

will introduce ASTRO-H and give some examples of what the

observatory can do. Then future projects among the world

after ASTRO-H, especially Athena, are introduced if time