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FFAST mission to study the evolution of the universe in hard x-ray
Author(s): Hiroshi Tsunemi; Hideyo Kunieda; Masayuki Itoh; Shinji Mitani; Isao Kawano; Masanobu Ozaki; Koji Mori; Yoshihiro Ueda
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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 80 keV. 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. They are in a formation flight with a separation of 20 m. Since two satellites are put into Keplerian orbit, the observation direction is moving the sky rather than pointing to a fixed direction. This project will survey a large sky area at hard X-ray region to study the evolution of the universe.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 844314 (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925096
Show Author Affiliations
Hiroshi Tsunemi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Hideyo Kunieda, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Masayuki Itoh, Kobe Univ. (Japan)
Shinji Mitani, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Isao Kawano, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Masanobu Ozaki, Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science (Japan)
Koji Mori, Univ. of Miyazaki (Japan)
Yoshihiro Ueda, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8443:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Stephen S. Murray; Jan-Willem A. den Herder, Editor(s)

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