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The MAXI mission operation plan
Author(s): Shiro Ueno; Masaru Matsuoka; Kazuyoshi Kawasaki; Hiroshi Tomida; Yasuki Adachi; Mitsuhiro Kohama; Motoko Suzuki; Masaki Ishikawa; Haruyoshi Katayama; Tatehiro Mihara; Mutsumi Sugizaki; Naoki Isobe; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Emi Miyata; Nobuyuki Kawai; Jun Kataoka; Atsumasa Yoshida; Kazutaka Yamaoka; Hitoshi Negoro; Motoki Nakajima; Mikio Morii; Yoshihiro Ueda; Satoshi Eguchi
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Paper Abstract

Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image (MAXI) is an X-ray all-sky monitor, which will be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) by a space shuttle crew in early 2009, to scan almost the entire sky once every 96 minutes for a mission life of two to five years. The detection sensitivity will be 5 mCrab (5σlevel) for a one-day MAXI operation, 2 mCrab for one week, and 1 mCrab for one month, reaching a source confusion limit of 0.2 mCrab in two years. In this paper, brief descriptions are presented for the MAXI mission and payload, and three operation phases, 1) the launch-to-docking phase, 2) the initial in-orbit calibration phase, and 3) the routine operation phase. We also describes the MAXI data product and its release plan for public users.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7011, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 70112N (15 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788582
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Shiro Ueno, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Masaru Matsuoka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Kazuyoshi Kawasaki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Hiroshi Tomida, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yasuki Adachi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Mitsuhiro Kohama, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Motoko Suzuki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Masaki Ishikawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Haruyoshi Katayama, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Tatehiro Mihara, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Mutsumi Sugizaki, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Naoki Isobe, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Hiroshi Tsunemi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Emi Miyata, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Nobuyuki Kawai, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Jun Kataoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Atsumasa Yoshida, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Kazutaka Yamaoka, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Hitoshi Negoro, Nihon Univ. (Japan)
Motoki Nakajima, Nihon Univ. (Japan)
Mikio Morii, Rikkyo Univ. (Japan)
Yoshihiro Ueda, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Satoshi Eguchi, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7011:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Martin J. L. Turner; Kathryn A. Flanagan, Editor(s)

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