The X-ray observatory Suzaku

Kazuhisa Mitsuda, Mark Bautz, Hajime Inoue, Richard L. Kelley, Katsuji Koyama, Hideyo Kunieda, Kazuo Makishima, Yoshiaki Ogawara, Robert Petre, Tadayuk Takahashi, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Nicholas E. White, Naohisa Anabuki, Lorella Angelini, Keith Arnaud, Hisamitsu Awaki, Aya Bamba, Kevin Boyce, Gregory V. Brown, Kai Wing ChanJean Cottam, Tadayasu Dotani, John Doty, Ken Ebisawa, Yuichiro Ezoe, Andrew C. Fabian, Enectali Figueroa, Ryuichi Fujimoto, Yasushi Fukazawa, Tae Furusho, Akihiro Furuzawa, Keith Gendreau, Richard E. Griffiths, Yoshito Haba, Kenji Hamaguchi, Ilana Harrus, Günther Hasinger, Isamu Hatsukade, Kiyoshi Hayashida, Patrick J. Henry, Junko S. Hiraga, Stephen S. Holt, Ann Hornschemeier, John P. Hughes, Una Hwang, Manabu Ishida, Yoshitaka Ishisaki, Naoki Isobe, Masayuki Itoh, Naoko Iyomoto, Steven M. Kahn, Tuneyoshi Kamae, Hideaki Katagiri, Jun Kataoka, Haruyoshi Katayama, Nobuyuki Kawai, Caroline Kllbourne, Kenzo Kinugasa, Steve Klssel, Shunji Kitamoto, Mitsuhiro Kohama, Takayoshi Kohmura, Motohide Kokubun, Taro Kotani, Jun'ichi Kotoku, Aya Kubota, Greg M. Madejski, Yoshitomo Maeda, Fumiyoshi Makino, Alex Markowitz, Chiho Matsumoto, Hironori Matsumoto, Masaru Matsuoka, Kyoko Matsushita, Dan Mccammon, Tatehiko Mihara, Kazutami Misakl, Emi Miyata, Tsunefumi Mizuno, Koji Mori, Hideyuki Mori, Mikio Morii, Harvey Moseley, Koji Mukai, Hiroshi Murakami, Toshio Murakami, Richard Mushotzky, Fumiaki Nagase, Masaaki Namiki, Hitoshi Negoro, Kazuhiro Nakazawa, John A. Nousek, Takashi Okajima, Yasushi Ogasaka, Takaya Ohashi, Tai Oshima, Naomi Ota, Masanobu Ozaki, Hideki Ozawa, Arvind N. Parmar, William D. Pence, F. Scott Porter, James N. Reeves, George R. Ricker, Ikuya Sakurai, Wilton T. Sanders, Atsushi Senda, Peter Serlemitsos, Ryo Shibata, Yang Soong, Randall Smith, Motoko Suzuki, Andrew E. Szymkowiak, Hiromitsu Takahashi, Toru Tamagawa, Keisuke Tamura, Takayuki Tamura, Yasuo Tanaka, Makoto Tashiro, Yuzuru Tawara, Yukikatsu Terada, Yuichi Terashima, Hiroshi Tomida, Ken'ichi Torii, Yohko Tsuboi, Masahiro Tsujimoto, Takeshi Go Tsuru, Martin J.L. Turner, Yoshihiro Ueda, Shiro Ueno, Masaru Ueno, Shin'Ichiro Uno, Yuji Urata, Shin Watanabe, Norimasa Yamamoto, Kazutaka Yamaoka, Noriko Y. Yamasaki, Koujun Yamashita, Makoto Yamauchi, Shigeo Yamauchi, Tahir Yaqoob, Daisuke Yonetoku, Atsumasa Yoshida

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Abstract

High-sensitivity wide-band X-ray spectroscopy is the key feature of the Suzaku X-ray observatory, launched on 2005 July 10. This paper summarizes the spacecraft, in-orbit performance, operations, and data processing that are related to observations. The scientific instruments, the high-throughput X-ray telescopes, X-ray CCD cameras, non-imaging hard X-ray detector are also described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S1-S7
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Japan
Volume59
Issue number1 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Apr 8 2007
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Mitsuda, K., Bautz, M., Inoue, H., Kelley, R. L., Koyama, K., Kunieda, H., ... Yoshida, A. (2007). The X-ray observatory Suzaku. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, 59(1 SPEC. ISS.), S1-S7.