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Formation Flight Astronomical Survey Telescope (FFAST) mission in hard x-ray
Author(s): Hiroshi Tsunemi; Hiroshi Nakajima; Naohisa Anabuki; Ryo Nagino; Hideyo Kunieda; Hironori Matsumoto; Masayuki Itoh; Isao Kawano; Toshinori Ikenaga; Shinji Mitani; Toru Yamamoto; Masanobu Ozaki; Koji Mori; Yoshihiro Ueda; Takayoshi Kohmura
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Paper Abstract

A formation flight astronomical survey telescope (FFAST) is a new project that will cover a large sky area in hard X-ray. In particular, it will focus on the energy range up to 80keV. It consists of two small satellites that will go in a formation flight. One is an X-ray telescope satellite carrying a super mirror, and the other is a detector satellite carrying an SDCCD. Two satellites are put into a low earth orbit in keeping the separation of 12m. This will survey a large sky area at hard X-ray region to study the evolution of the universe.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91442R (28 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054733
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Hiroshi Tsunemi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Hiroshi Nakajima, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Naohisa Anabuki, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Ryo Nagino, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Hideyo Kunieda, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Hironori Matsumoto, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Masayuki Itoh, Kobe Univ. (Japan)
Isao Kawano, Tsukuba Space Ctr. (Japan)
Toshinori Ikenaga, Tsukuba Space Ctr. (Japan)
Shinji Mitani, Tsukuba Space Ctr. (Japan)
Toru Yamamoto, Tsukuba Space Ctr. (Japan)
Masanobu Ozaki, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Koji Mori, Univ. of Miyazaki (Japan)
Yoshihiro Ueda, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Takayoshi Kohmura, Tokyo Univ. of Science (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9144:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Mark Bautz, Editor(s)

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