In-flight status of the X-ray observatory Suzaku

T. Dotani, K. Mitsuda, M. Bautz, H. Inoue, R. L. Kelley, K. Koyama, H. Kunieda, K. Makishima, Y. Ogawara, R. Petre, T. Takahashi, H. Tsunemi, N. E. White, N. Anabuki, L. Angelini, K. Arnaud, H. Awaki, A. Bamba, K. Boyce, G. V. BrownK. W. Chan, J. Cottam, J. Doty, K. Ebisawa, Y. Ezoe, A. C. Fabian, E. Figueroa, R. Fujimoto, Y. Fukazawa, T. Furusho, A. Furuzawa, K. Gendreau, R. E. Griffiths, Y. Haba, K. Hamaguchi, I. Harrus, G. Hasinger, I. Hatsukade, K. Hayashida, P. J. Henry, J. S. Hiraga, S. S. Holt, A. Hornschemeier, J. P. Hughes, U. Hwang, M. Ishida, Y. Ishisaki, N. Isobe, M. Itoh, N. Iyomoto, S. M. Kahn, T. Kamae, H. Katagiri, J. Kataoka, H. Katayama, N. Kawai, M. Kawaharada, C. Kilbourne, K. Kinugasa, S. Kissel, S. Kitamoto, M. Kohama, T. Kohmura, M. Kokubun, T. Kotani, J. Kotoku, Aya Kubota, G. M. Madejski, Y. Maeda, F. Makino, A. Markowitz, C. Matsumoto, H. Matsumoto, M. Matsuoka, K. Matsushita, D. McCammon, T. Mihara, K. Misaki, E. Miyata, T. Mizuno, K. Mori, H. Mori, M. Morii, H. Moseley, K. Mukai, H. Murakami, T. Murakami, R. Mushotzky, F. Nagase, M. Namiki, H. Negoro, K. Nakazawa, J. A. Nousek, T. Okajima, Y. Ogasaka, T. Ohashi, T. Oshima, N. Ota, M. Ozaki, H. Ozawa, A. N. Parmar, W. D. Pence, F. Scott Porter, J. N. Reeves, G. R. Ricker, I. Sakurai, W. T. Sanders, A. Senda, P. Serlemitsos, R. Shibata, K. Shinozaki, Y. Soong, R. Smith, M. Suzuki, A. E. Szymkowiak, H. Takahashi, Y. Takei, T. Tamagawa, K. Tamura, T. Tamura, Y. Tanaka, M. Tashiro, Y. Tawara, Y. Terada, Y. Terashima, H. Tomida, K. Torii, Y. Tsuboi, Y. Tsujimoto, T. Tsuru, M. J L Turner, Y. Uchiyama, Y. Ueda, S. Ueno, M. Ueno, S. Uno, Y. Urata, S. Watanabe, N. Yamamoto, K. Yamaoka, N. Y. Yamasaki, K. Yamashita, M. Yamauchi, S. Yamauchi, T. Yaqoob, D. Yonetoku, A. Yoshida

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Abstract

We report in-flight status of the X-ray detectors on board the Suzaku observatory, the 5th X-ray astronomy satellite of Japan launched on July 10, 2005. Suzaku is equipped with two types of Instruments: one is the X-ray Imaging Spectrometers (XISs) and the other is Hard X-ray Detector (HXD). XIS utilizes the X-ray CCD camera in combination with the grazing-incidence X-ray telescope. HXD is a non-imaging, hybrid detector utilizing Si PIN diodes and GSO/BGO phoswich counters. Suzaku takes a low-earth, circular orbit with an altitude of 560 km and an inclination of 31 deg. This means that Suzaku goes through the south atlantic anomaly about 1/3 of its revolutions. This has a large impact on the in-flight performance of XIS and HXD, which is reported in detail in the present paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
Pages2526-2531
Number of pages6
Volume4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC - Honolulu, HI
Duration: 2007 Oct 272007 Nov 3

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Other2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC
CityHonolulu, HI
Period07/10/2707/11/3

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Spectrometers
Imaging techniques
X ray cameras
Flight dynamics
Astronomy
CCD cameras
Telescopes
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Satellites

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Dotani, T., Mitsuda, K., Bautz, M., Inoue, H., Kelley, R. L., Koyama, K., ... Yoshida, A. (2007). In-flight status of the X-ray observatory Suzaku. In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (Vol. 4, pp. 2526-2531). [4436667] https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2007.4436667

In-flight status of the X-ray observatory Suzaku. / Dotani, T.; Mitsuda, K.; Bautz, M.; Inoue, H.; Kelley, R. L.; Koyama, K.; Kunieda, H.; Makishima, K.; Ogawara, Y.; Petre, R.; Takahashi, T.; Tsunemi, H.; White, N. E.; Anabuki, N.; Angelini, L.; Arnaud, K.; Awaki, H.; Bamba, A.; Boyce, K.; Brown, G. V.; Chan, K. W.; Cottam, J.; Doty, J.; Ebisawa, K.; Ezoe, Y.; Fabian, A. C.; Figueroa, E.; Fujimoto, R.; Fukazawa, Y.; Furusho, T.; Furuzawa, A.; Gendreau, K.; Griffiths, R. E.; Haba, Y.; Hamaguchi, K.; Harrus, I.; Hasinger, G.; Hatsukade, I.; Hayashida, K.; Henry, P. J.; Hiraga, J. S.; Holt, S. S.; Hornschemeier, A.; Hughes, J. P.; Hwang, U.; Ishida, M.; Ishisaki, Y.; Isobe, N.; Itoh, M.; Iyomoto, N.; Kahn, S. M.; Kamae, T.; Katagiri, H.; Kataoka, J.; Katayama, H.; Kawai, N.; Kawaharada, M.; Kilbourne, C.; Kinugasa, K.; Kissel, S.; Kitamoto, S.; Kohama, M.; Kohmura, T.; Kokubun, M.; Kotani, T.; Kotoku, J.; Kubota, Aya; Madejski, G. M.; Maeda, Y.; Makino, F.; Markowitz, A.; Matsumoto, C.; Matsumoto, H.; Matsuoka, M.; Matsushita, K.; McCammon, D.; Mihara, T.; Misaki, K.; Miyata, E.; Mizuno, T.; Mori, K.; Mori, H.; Morii, M.; Moseley, H.; Mukai, K.; Murakami, H.; Murakami, T.; Mushotzky, R.; Nagase, F.; Namiki, M.; Negoro, H.; Nakazawa, K.; Nousek, J. A.; Okajima, T.; Ogasaka, Y.; Ohashi, T.; Oshima, T.; Ota, N.; Ozaki, M.; Ozawa, H.; Parmar, A. N.; Pence, W. D.; Porter, F. Scott; Reeves, J. N.; Ricker, G. R.; Sakurai, I.; Sanders, W. T.; Senda, A.; Serlemitsos, P.; Shibata, R.; Shinozaki, K.; Soong, Y.; Smith, R.; Suzuki, M.; Szymkowiak, A. E.; Takahashi, H.; Takei, Y.; Tamagawa, T.; Tamura, K.; Tamura, T.; Tanaka, Y.; Tashiro, M.; Tawara, Y.; Terada, Y.; Terashima, Y.; Tomida, H.; Torii, K.; Tsuboi, Y.; Tsujimoto, Y.; Tsuru, T.; Turner, M. J L; Uchiyama, Y.; Ueda, Y.; Ueno, S.; Ueno, M.; Uno, S.; Urata, Y.; Watanabe, S.; Yamamoto, N.; Yamaoka, K.; Yamasaki, N. Y.; Yamashita, K.; Yamauchi, M.; Yamauchi, S.; Yaqoob, T.; Yonetoku, D.; Yoshida, A.

IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. Vol. 4 2007. p. 2526-2531 4436667.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Dotani, T, Mitsuda, K, Bautz, M, Inoue, H, Kelley, RL, Koyama, K, Kunieda, H, Makishima, K, Ogawara, Y, Petre, R, Takahashi, T, Tsunemi, H, White, NE, Anabuki, N, Angelini, L, Arnaud, K, Awaki, H, Bamba, A, Boyce, K, Brown, GV, Chan, KW, Cottam, J, Doty, J, Ebisawa, K, Ezoe, Y, Fabian, AC, Figueroa, E, Fujimoto, R, Fukazawa, Y, Furusho, T, Furuzawa, A, Gendreau, K, Griffiths, RE, Haba, Y, Hamaguchi, K, Harrus, I, Hasinger, G, Hatsukade, I, Hayashida, K, Henry, PJ, Hiraga, JS, Holt, SS, Hornschemeier, A, Hughes, JP, Hwang, U, Ishida, M, Ishisaki, Y, Isobe, N, Itoh, M, Iyomoto, N, Kahn, SM, Kamae, T, Katagiri, H, Kataoka, J, Katayama, H, Kawai, N, Kawaharada, M, Kilbourne, C, Kinugasa, K, Kissel, S, Kitamoto, S, Kohama, M, Kohmura, T, Kokubun, M, Kotani, T, Kotoku, J, Kubota, A, Madejski, GM, Maeda, Y, Makino, F, Markowitz, A, Matsumoto, C, Matsumoto, H, Matsuoka, M, Matsushita, K, McCammon, D, Mihara, T, Misaki, K, Miyata, E, Mizuno, T, Mori, K, Mori, H, Morii, M, Moseley, H, Mukai, K, Murakami, H, Murakami, T, Mushotzky, R, Nagase, F, Namiki, M, Negoro, H, Nakazawa, K, Nousek, JA, Okajima, T, Ogasaka, Y, Ohashi, T, Oshima, T, Ota, N, Ozaki, M, Ozawa, H, Parmar, AN, Pence, WD, Porter, FS, Reeves, JN, Ricker, GR, Sakurai, I, Sanders, WT, Senda, A, Serlemitsos, P, Shibata, R, Shinozaki, K, Soong, Y, Smith, R, Suzuki, M, Szymkowiak, AE, Takahashi, H, Takei, Y, Tamagawa, T, Tamura, K, Tamura, T, Tanaka, Y, Tashiro, M, Tawara, Y, Terada, Y, Terashima, Y, Tomida, H, Torii, K, Tsuboi, Y, Tsujimoto, Y, Tsuru, T, Turner, MJL, Uchiyama, Y, Ueda, Y, Ueno, S, Ueno, M, Uno, S, Urata, Y, Watanabe, S, Yamamoto, N, Yamaoka, K, Yamasaki, NY, Yamashita, K, Yamauchi, M, Yamauchi, S, Yaqoob, T, Yonetoku, D & Yoshida, A 2007, In-flight status of the X-ray observatory Suzaku. in IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. vol. 4, 4436667, pp. 2526-2531, 2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC, Honolulu, HI, 07/10/27. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2007.4436667
Dotani T, Mitsuda K, Bautz M, Inoue H, Kelley RL, Koyama K et al. In-flight status of the X-ray observatory Suzaku. In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. Vol. 4. 2007. p. 2526-2531. 4436667 https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2007.4436667
Dotani, T. ; Mitsuda, K. ; Bautz, M. ; Inoue, H. ; Kelley, R. L. ; Koyama, K. ; Kunieda, H. ; Makishima, K. ; Ogawara, Y. ; Petre, R. ; Takahashi, T. ; Tsunemi, H. ; White, N. E. ; Anabuki, N. ; Angelini, L. ; Arnaud, K. ; Awaki, H. ; Bamba, A. ; Boyce, K. ; Brown, G. V. ; Chan, K. W. ; Cottam, J. ; Doty, J. ; Ebisawa, K. ; Ezoe, Y. ; Fabian, A. C. ; Figueroa, E. ; Fujimoto, R. ; Fukazawa, Y. ; Furusho, T. ; Furuzawa, A. ; Gendreau, K. ; Griffiths, R. E. ; Haba, Y. ; Hamaguchi, K. ; Harrus, I. ; Hasinger, G. ; Hatsukade, I. ; Hayashida, K. ; Henry, P. J. ; Hiraga, J. S. ; Holt, S. S. ; Hornschemeier, A. ; Hughes, J. P. ; Hwang, U. ; Ishida, M. ; Ishisaki, Y. ; Isobe, N. ; Itoh, M. ; Iyomoto, N. ; Kahn, S. M. ; Kamae, T. ; Katagiri, H. ; Kataoka, J. ; Katayama, H. ; Kawai, N. ; Kawaharada, M. ; Kilbourne, C. ; Kinugasa, K. ; Kissel, S. ; Kitamoto, S. ; Kohama, M. ; Kohmura, T. ; Kokubun, M. ; Kotani, T. ; Kotoku, J. ; Kubota, Aya ; Madejski, G. M. ; Maeda, Y. ; Makino, F. ; Markowitz, A. ; Matsumoto, C. ; Matsumoto, H. ; Matsuoka, M. ; Matsushita, K. ; McCammon, D. ; Mihara, T. ; Misaki, K. ; Miyata, E. ; Mizuno, T. ; Mori, K. ; Mori, H. ; Morii, M. ; Moseley, H. ; Mukai, K. ; Murakami, H. ; Murakami, T. ; Mushotzky, R. ; Nagase, F. ; Namiki, M. ; Negoro, H. ; Nakazawa, K. ; Nousek, J. A. ; Okajima, T. ; Ogasaka, Y. ; Ohashi, T. ; Oshima, T. ; Ota, N. ; Ozaki, M. ; Ozawa, H. ; Parmar, A. N. ; Pence, W. D. ; Porter, F. Scott ; Reeves, J. N. ; Ricker, G. R. ; Sakurai, I. ; Sanders, W. T. ; Senda, A. ; Serlemitsos, P. ; Shibata, R. ; Shinozaki, K. ; Soong, Y. ; Smith, R. ; Suzuki, M. ; Szymkowiak, A. E. ; Takahashi, H. ; Takei, Y. ; Tamagawa, T. ; Tamura, K. ; Tamura, T. ; Tanaka, Y. ; Tashiro, M. ; Tawara, Y. ; Terada, Y. ; Terashima, Y. ; Tomida, H. ; Torii, K. ; Tsuboi, Y. ; Tsujimoto, Y. ; Tsuru, T. ; Turner, M. J L ; Uchiyama, Y. ; Ueda, Y. ; Ueno, S. ; Ueno, M. ; Uno, S. ; Urata, Y. ; Watanabe, S. ; Yamamoto, N. ; Yamaoka, K. ; Yamasaki, N. Y. ; Yamashita, K. ; Yamauchi, M. ; Yamauchi, S. ; Yaqoob, T. ; Yonetoku, D. ; Yoshida, A. / In-flight status of the X-ray observatory Suzaku. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. Vol. 4 2007. pp. 2526-2531
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