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The ASTRO-H (Hitomi) X-Ray Astronomy SatelliteThe 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 greater than 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.
Document ID
20170005834
Document Type
Conference Paper
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Authors
Takahashi, Tadayuki (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Kokubun, Motohide (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Mitsuda, Kazuhisa (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Kelley, Richard (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Ohashi, Takaya (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Aharonian, Felix (Dublin Inst. for Advanced Studies Ireland)
Akamatsu, Hiroki (SRON Space Research Organization Utrecht, Netherlands)
Akimoto, Fumie (Nagoya Univ. Aichi, Japan)
Allen, Steve (Kavli Inst. for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Stanford, CA, United States)
Anabuki, Naohisa (Osaka Univ. Osaka, Japan)
Angelini, Lorella (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Arnaud, Keith (Maryland Univ. MD, United States)
Asai, Makoto (Kavli Inst. for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Stanford, CA, United States)
Audard, Marc (Genoa Univ. Genoa, Italy)
Awaki, Hisamitsu (Ehime Univ. Japan)
Axelsson, Magnus (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Azzarello, Philipp (Genoa Univ. Genoa, Italy)
Baluta, Chris (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Bamba, Aya (Tokyo Univ. Japan)
Bando, Nobutaka (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Bautz, Marshall (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Bialas, Thomas (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Blandford, Roger (Kavli Inst. for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Stanford, CA, United States)
Boyce, Kevin (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Brenneman, Laura (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Brown, Greg (Lawrence Livermore National Lab. Livermore, CA, United States)
Bulbul, Esra (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Cackett, Edward (Cambridge Univ. United Kingdom)
Canavan, Edgar (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Chernyakova, Maria (Dublin Inst. for Advanced Studies Ireland)
Chiao, Meng (Alcyon Technical Services-JV, Inc. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Coppi, Paolo (Yale Univ. New Haven, CT, United States)
Costantini, Elisa (SRON Space Research Organization Utrecht, Netherlands)
De Plaa, Jelle (SRON Space Research Organization Utrecht, Netherlands)
Den Herder, Jan-Willem (SRON Space Research Organization Utrecht, Netherlands)
DiPirro, Michael (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Done, Chris (Durham Univ. United Kingdom)
Dotani, Tadayasu (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Doty, John (Noqsi Aerospace Ltd. CO, United States)
Ebisawa, Ken (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Eckart, Megan (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Enoto, Teruaki (Kyoto Univ. Japan)
Ezoe, Yuichiro (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Fabian, Andrew (Cambridge Univ. United Kingdom)
Ferrigno, Carlo (Genoa Univ. Genoa, Italy)
Foster, Adam (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Fujimoto, Ryuichi (Ishikawa Univ. Ishikawa, Japan)
Fukazawa, Yasushi (Hiroshima Univ. Japan)
Furuzawa, Akihiro (Nagoya Univ. Aichi, Japan)
Galeazzi, Massimiliano (Miami Univ. FL, United States)
Gallo, Luigi (Saint Mary's Univ. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Gandhi, Poshak (Southampton Univ. United Kingdom)
Gilmore, Kirk (Kavli Inst. for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Stanford, CA, United States)
Giustini, Margherita (SRON Space Research Organization Utrecht, Netherlands)
Goldwurm, Andrea (Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique Aix-en-Provence, France)
Gu, Liyi (SRON Space Research Organization Utrecht, Netherlands)
Guainassi, Matteo (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Haas, Daniel (SRON Space Research Organization Utrecht, Netherlands)
Haba, Yoshito (Aichi Univ. of Education Japan)
Hagino, Kouichi (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Hamaguchi, Kenji (Maryland Univ. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Harayama, Atsushi (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Harrus, Ilana (Maryland Univ. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Hatsukade, Isamu (Miyazaki Univ. Japan)
Hayashi, Takayuki (Nagoya Univ. Aichi, Japan)
Hayashi, Katsuhiro (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Hayashida, Kiyoshi (Osaka Univ. Osaka, Japan)
Hiraga, Junko (Kwansei Gakuin Univ. Hyogo, Japan)
Hirose, Kazuyuki (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Hornschemeier, Ann (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Hoshino, Akio (Rikkyo Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Hughes, John (Rutgers Univ. NJ, United States)
Ichinohe, Yuto (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Iizuka, Ryo (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Inoue, Yoshiyuki (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Inoue, Hajime (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Ishibashi, Kazunori (Nagoya Univ. Aichi, Japan)
Ishida, Manabu (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Ishikawa, Kumi (Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science Saitama, Japan)
Ishimura, Kosei (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Ishisaki, Yoshitaka (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Itoh, Masayuki (Kobe Univ. Japan)
Iwata, Naoko (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Iyomoto, Naoko (Kyushu Univ. Fukuoka, Japan)
Jewell, Chris (European Space Agency. European Space Research and Technology Center, ESTEC Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Kaastra, Jelle (SRON Space Research Organization Utrecht, Netherlands)
Kallman, Timothy (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Kamae, Tuneyoshi (Kavli Inst. for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Stanford, CA, United States)
Kara, Erin (Maryland Univ. MD, United States)
Kataoka, Jun (Waseda Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Katsuda, Satoru (Chuo Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Katsuta, Junichiro (Hiroshima Univ. Japan)
Kawaharada, Madoka (Tsukuba Space Center Ibaraki, Japan)
Kawai, Nobuyuki (Tokyo Institute of Technology Tokyo, Japan)
Kawano, Taro (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Kawasaki, Shigeo (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Khangulyan, Dmitry (Rikkyo Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Kilbourne, Caroline (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Kimball, Mark (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
King, Ashley (Kavli Inst. for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Stanford, CA, United States)
Kitaguchi, Takao (Hiroshima Univ. Japan)
Kitamoto, Shunji (Rikkyo Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Kitayama, Tetsu (Toho Univ. Chiba, Japan)
Kohmura, Takayoshi (Tokyo Univ. of Science Chiba, Japan)
Kosaka, Tatsuro (Kochi Univ. of Technology Japan)
Koujelev, Alex (Canadian Space Agency Longueuil, Quebec, Canada)
Koyama, Katsuji (Kyoto Univ. Kyoto, Japan)
Koyama, Shu (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Kretschmar, Peter (European Space Agency. European Space Research and Technology Center, ESTEC Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Krimm, Hans (Science Collaborator Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Kubota, Aya (Shibaura Inst. of Tech. Saitama, Japan)
Kunieda, Hideyo (Nagoya Univ. Aichi, Japan)
Laurent, Philippe (Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique Aix-en-Provence, France)
Lebrun, Francois (Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique Aix-en-Provence, France)
Lee, Shiu-Hang (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Leutenegger, Maurice (Maryland Univ. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Limousin, Olivier (Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique Aix-en-Provence, France)
Loewenstein, Michael (Maryland Univ. MD, United States)
Long, Knox (Space Telescope Science Inst. Baltimore, MD, United States)
Lumb, David (European Space Agency. European Space Research and Technology Center, ESTEC Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Madejski, Grzegorz (Kavli Inst. for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Stanford, CA, United States)
Maeda, Yoshitomo (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Maier, Daniel (Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique Aix-en-Provence, France)
Makishima, Kazuo (Institute of Physical and Chemical Research Saitama, Japan)
Markevitch, Maxim (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Matsumoto, Hironori (Nagoya Univ. Aichi, Japan)
Matsushita, Kyoko (Tokyo Univ. of Science Tokyo, Japan)
McCammon, Dan (Wisconsin Univ. WI, United States)
McNamara, Brian (Waterloo Univ. Ontario, Canada)
Masters, Candace (General Dynamics Corp. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
McGuinness, Daniel (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Mehdipour, Missagh (SRON Space Research Organization Utrecht, Netherlands)
Miko, Joseph (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Miller, Jon (Michigan Univ. MI, United States)
Miller, Eric (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Mineshige, Shin (Kyoto Univ. Japan)
Minesugi, Kenji (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Mitsuishi, Ikuyuki (Nagoya Univ. Aichi, Japan)
Miyazawa, Takuya (Nagoya Univ. Aichi, Japan)
Mizuno, Tsunefumi (Hiroshima Univ. Japan)
Mori, Koji (Miyazaki Univ. Japan)
Mori, Hideyuki (Maryland Univ. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Moroso, Franco (Canadian Space Agency Longueuil, Quebec, Canada)
Moseley, Harvey (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Muench, Theodore (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Mukai, Koji (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Murakami, Hiroshi (Tohoku Gakuin Univ. Miyagi, Japan)
Murakami, Toshio (Ishikawa Univ. Ishikawa, Japan)
Mushotzky, Richard (Maryland Univ. MD, United States)
Nagano, Housei (Nagoya Univ. Aichi, Japan)
Nagino, Ryo (Osaka Univ. Osaka, Japan)
Nakagawa, Takao (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Nakajima, Hiroshi (Osaka Univ. Osaka, Japan)
Nakamori, Takeshi (Yamagata Univ. Japan)
Nakano, Toshio (Tokyo Univ. Japan)
Nakashima, Shinya (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Nakazawa, Kazuhiro (Tokyo Univ. Japan)
Namba, Oshiharu (Chubu Univ. Aichi, Japan)
Natsukari, Chikara (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Nishioka, Yusuke (Miyazaki Univ. Japan)
Nobukawa, Masayoshi (Nara Univ. of Education Nara, Japan)
Noda, Hirofumi (Tohoku Univ. Miyagi, Japan)
Nobukawa, Kumiko (Nara Women's Univ. Japan)
Nomachi, Masaharu (Osaka Univ. Osaka, Japan)
O'Dell, Steve (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Odaka, Hirokazu (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Ogawa, Hiroyuki (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Ogawa, Mina (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Ogi, Keiji (Ehime Univ. Japan)
Ohno, Masanori (Hiroshima Univ. Japan)
Ohta, Masayuki (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Okajima, Takashi (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Okamoto, Atsushi (Tsukuba Space Center Ibaraki, Japan)
Okazaki, Tsuyoshi (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Ota, Naomi (Nara Women's Univ. Japan)
Ozaki, Masanobu (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Paerels, Frits (Columbia Univ. New York, NY, United States)
Paltani, Stephane (Genoa Univ. Genoa, Italy)
Parmar, Arvind (European Space Agency. European Space Research and Technology Center, ESTEC Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Petre, Robert (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Pinto, Ciro (Cambridge Univ. United Kingdom)
Pohl, Martin (Genoa Univ. Genoa, Italy)
Pontius, James (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Porter, F. Scott (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Pottschmidt, Katja (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Ramsey, Brian (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Reynolds, Christopher (Maryland Univ. MD, United States)
Russell, Helen (Cambridge Univ. United Kingdom)
Safi-Harb, Samar (Manitoba Univ. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
Saito, Shinya (Rikkyo Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Sakai, Shin-ichiro (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Sakai, Kazuhiro (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Sameshima, Hiroaki (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Sasaki, Toru (Tokyo Univ. of Science Tokyo, Japan)
Sato, Goro (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Sato, Yoichi (Tsukuba Space Center Ibaraki, Japan)
Sato, Kosuke (Tokyo Univ. of Science Tokyo, Japan)
Sato, Rie (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Sawada, Makoto (Aoyamagakuin Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Schartel, Norbert (European Space Agency. European Space Research and Technology Center, ESTEC Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Serlemitsos, Peter (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Seta, Hiromi (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Shibano, Yasuko (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Shida, Maki (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Shidatsu, Megumi (Institute of Physical and Chemical Research Saitama, Japan)
Shimada, Takanobu (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Shinozaki, Keisuke (Tsukuba Space Center Ibaraki, Japan)
Shirron, Peter (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Simionescu, Aurora (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Simmons, Cynthia (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Smith, Randall (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Sneiderman, Gary (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Soong, Yang (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Stawarz, Lukasz (Jagiellonian Univ. Cracow, Poland)
Sugawara, Yasuharu (Chuo Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Sugita, Hiroyuki (Tsukuba Space Center Ibaraki, Japan)
Sugita, Satoshi (Tokyo Institute of Technology Tokyo, Japan)
Szymkowiak, Andrew (Yale Univ. New Haven, CT, United States)
Tajima, Hiroyasu (Nagoya Univ. Aichi, Japan)
Takahashi, Hiromitsu (Hiroshima Univ. Japan)
Takeda, Shin'ichiro (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) Okinawa, Japan)
Takei, Yoh (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Tamagawa, Toru (Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science Saitama, Japan)
Tamura, Takayuki (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Tamura, Keisuke (Nagoya Univ. Aichi, Japan)
Tanaka, Takaaki (Kyoto Univ. Kyoto, Japan)
Tanaka, Yasuo (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Tanaka, Yasuyuki (Hiroshima Univ. Japan)
Tashiro, Makoto (Saitama Univ. Saitama, Japan)
Tawara, Yuzuru (Nagoya Univ. Aichi, Japan)
Terada, Yukikatsu (Saitama Univ. Saitama, Japan)
Terashima, Yuichi (Ehime Univ. Japan)
Tombesi, Francesco (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Tomida, Hiroshi (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Tsuboi, Yohko (Chuo Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Tsujimoto, Masahiro (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Tsunemi, Hiroshi (Osaka Univ. Osaka, Japan)
Tsuru, Takeshi (Kyoto Univ. Kyoto, Japan)
Uchida, Hiroyuki (Kyoto Univ. Kyoto, Japan)
Uchiyama, Yasunobu (Rikkyo Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Uchiyama, Hideki (Shizuoka Univ. Shizuoka, Japan)
Ueda, Yoshihiro (Kyoto Univ. Japan)
Ueda, Shutaro (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Ueno, Shiro (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Uno, Shin'ichiro (Nihon Fukushi Univ. Japan)
Urry, Meg (Yale Univ. New Haven, CT, United States)
Ursino, Eugenio (Miami Univ. FL, United States)
de Vries, Cor (SRON Space Research Organization Utrecht, Netherlands)
Wada, Atsushi (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Watanabe, Shin (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Watanabe, Tomomi (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Werner, Norbert (Kavli Inst. for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Stanford, CA, United States)
Wik, Daniel (Johns Hopkins Univ. MD, United States)
Wilkins, Dan (Saint Mary's Univ. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Williams, Brian (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Yamada, Takahiro (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Yamada, Shinya (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Yamaguchi, Hiroya (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Yamaoka, Kazutaka (Nagoya Univ. Aichi, Japan)
Yamasaki, Noriko (Tokyo Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Yamauchi, Makoto (Miyazaki Univ. Japan)
Yamauchi, Shigeo (Nara Women's Univ. Japan)
Yaqoob, Tahir (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Yonetoku, Daisuke (Hiroshima Univ. Japan)
Yoshida, Atsumasa (Aoyamagakuin Univ. Kanagawa, Japan)
Yuasa, Takayuki (Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science Saitama, Japan)
Zhuravleva, Irina (Kavli Inst. for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Stanford, CA, United States)
Zoghbi, Abderahmen (Michigan Univ. MI, United States)
Date Acquired
June 28, 2017
Publication Date
July 20, 2016
Publication Information
Publication: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Volume: 9905
Subject Category
Astrophysics
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN43701
Meeting Information
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray(Edinburgh)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: DE-AC52-07NA27344
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNX15AM19G
CONTRACT_GRANT: DE-AC3-76SF00515
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Keywords
Hard X-ray
Gamma-ray
X-ray
microcalorimeter
X-ray Astronomy
Gamma-ray Astronomy