In-orbit operation of the ASTRO-H SXS

Masahiro Tsujimoto, Kazuhisa Mitsuda, Richard L. Kelley, Jan Willem A. Den Herder, Hiroki Akamatsu, Thomas G. Bialas, Kevin R. Boyce, Gregory V. Brown, Meng P. Chiao, Elisa Costantini, Cor P. De Vries, Michael J. DiPirro, Megan E. Eckart, Yuichiro Ezoe, Ryuichi Fujimoto, Daniel Haas, Akio Hoshino, Kumi Ishikawa, Yoshitaka Ishisaki, Naoko IyomotoCaroline A. Kilbourne, Shunji Kitamoto, Shu Koyama, Maurice A. Leutenegger, Dan McCammon, Ikuyuki Mitsuishi, Hiroshi Murakami, Masahide Murakami, Hirofumi Noda, Mina Ogawa, Naomi Ota, Stéphane Paltani, Frederick S. Porter, Kosuke Sato, Yoichi Sato, Makoto Sawada, Hiromi Seta, Keisuke Shinozaki, Peter J. Shirron, Gary A. Sneiderman, Hiroyuki Sugita, Andrew E. Szymkowiak, Yoh Takei, Toru Tamagawa, Makoto S. Tashiro, Yukikatsu Terada, Shinya Yamada, Noriko Y. Yamasaki, Yoichi Yatsu

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Abstract

We summarize all the in-orbit operations of the Soft X-ray Spectrometer (SXS) onboard the ASTRO-H (Hitomi) satellite. The satellite was launched on 2016/02/17 and the communication with the satellite ceased on 2016/03/26. The SXS was still in the commissioning phase, in which the setups were progressively changed. This article is intended to serve as a reference of the events in the orbit to properly interpret the SXS data taken during its short life time, and as a test case for planning the in-orbit operation for future micro-calorimeter missions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016
Subtitle of host publicationUltraviolet to Gamma Ray
EditorsMarshall Bautz, Tadayuki Takahashi, Jan-Willem A. den Herder
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601895
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2016 Jun 262016 Jul 1

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9905
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period16/6/2616/7/1

Keywords

  • ASTRO-H
  • SXS
  • X-ray micro-calorimeter
  • in-orbit operations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Tsujimoto, M., Mitsuda, K., Kelley, R. L., Den Herder, J. W. A., Akamatsu, H., Bialas, T. G., Boyce, K. R., Brown, G. V., Chiao, M. P., Costantini, E., De Vries, C. P., DiPirro, M. J., Eckart, M. E., Ezoe, Y., Fujimoto, R., Haas, D., Hoshino, A., Ishikawa, K., Ishisaki, Y., ... Yatsu, Y. (2016). In-orbit operation of the ASTRO-H SXS. In M. Bautz, T. Takahashi, & J-W. A. den Herder (Eds.), Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray [99050Y] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9905). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231784