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Durham University

Department of Physics

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Publication details for Prof Chris Done

Takahashi, Tadayuki, Kokubun, Motohide, Mitsuda, Kazuhisa, Kelley, Richard L. Ohashi, Takaya, Aharonian, Felix, Akamatsu, Hiroki, Akimoto, Fumie, Allen, Steven W. Anabuki, Naohisa, Angelini, Lorella, Arnaud, Keith A. Asai, Makoto, Audard, Marc, Awaki, Hisamitsu, Axelsson, Magnus, Azzarello, Philipp, Baluta, Chris, Bamba, Aya, Bando, Nobutaka, Bautz, Marshall W. Bialas, Thomas G. Blandford, Roger D. Boyce, Kevin R. Brenneman, Laura W. Brown, Gregory V. Bulbul, Esra, Cackett, Edward M. Canavan, Edgar R. Chernyakova, Maria, Chiao, Meng P. Coppi, Paolo S. Costantini, Elisa, Dell, Stephen L. DiPirro, Michael J. Done, Chris, Dotani, Tadayasu, Doty, John P. Ebisawa, Ken, Eckart, Megan E. E., Enoto, Teruaki, Ezoe, Yuichiro, Fabian, Andrew C. Ferrigno, Carlo, Foster, Adam R. Fujimoto, Ryuichi, Fukazawa, Yasushi, Funk, Stefan, Furuzawa, Akihiro, Galeazzi, Massimiliano, Gallo, Luigi C. Gandhi, Poshak, Gilmore, Kirk, Giustini, Margherita, Goldwurm, Andrea, Gu, Liyi, Guainazzi, Matteo, Haas, Daniel A. Haba, Yoshito, Hagino, Kouichi, Hamaguchi, Kenji, Harrus, Ilana M. Hatsukade, Isamu, Hayashi, Takayuki, Hayashi, Katsuhiro, Hayashida, Kiyoshi, Herder, Jan-Willem A. den, Hiraga, Junko S. Hirose, Kazuyuki, Hornschemeier,Ann E., Hoshino, Akio, Hughes, John P. Ichinohe, Yuto, Iizuka, Ryo, Inoue, Hajime, Inoue, Yoshiyuki, Ishibashi, Kazunori, Ishida, Manabu, Ishikawa, Kumi, Ishimura, Kosei, Ishisaki, Yoshitaka, Itoh, Masayuki, Iwai, Masachika, Iwata, Naoko, Iyomoto, Naoko, Jewell, Christopher, Kaastra, Jelle S. Kallman, Timothy R. Kamae, Tsuneyoshi, Kara, Erin, Kataoka, Jun, Katsuda, Satoru, Katsuta, Junichiro, Kawaharada, Madoka, Kawai, Nobuyuki, Kawano, Taro, Kawasaki, Shigeo, Khangulyan, Dmitry, Kilbourne, Caroline A. Kimball, Mark O. King, Ashley L. Kitaguchi, Takao, Kitamoto, Shunji, Kitayama, Tetsu, Kohmura, Takayoshi, Konami, Saori, Kosaka, Tatsuro, Koujelev, Alexander S. Koyama, Katsuji, Koyama, Shu, Kretschmar, Peter, Krimm, Hans A. Kubota, Aya, Kunieda, Hideyo, Laurent, Philippe, Lee, Shiu-Hang, Leutenegger, Maurice A. Limousin, Olivier, Loewenstein, Michael, Long, Knox S. Lumb, David H. Madejski, Grzegorz M. Maeda, Yoshitomo, Maier, Daniel, Makishima, Kazuo, Markevitch, Maxim L. Masters, Candace, Matsumoto, Hironori, Matsushita, Kyoko, McCammon, Daniel, McGuinness, Daniel S. McNamara, Brian R. Mehdipour, Missagh, Miko, Joseph J. Miller, Eric D. Miller, Jon M. Mineshige, Shin, Minesugi, Kenji, Mitsuishi, Ikuyuki, Miyazawa, Takuya, Mizuno, Tsunefumi, Mori, Hideyuki, Mori, Koji, Moroso, Franco, Moseley, Samuel H. Muench, Theodore T. Mukai, Koji, Murakami, Hiroshi, Murakami, Toshio, Mushotzky, Richard F. Nagano, Hosei, Nagino, Ryo, Nakagawa, Takao, Nakajima, Hiroshi, Nakamori, Takeshi, Nakano, Toshio, Nakashima, Shinya, Nakazawa, Kazuhiro, Namba, Yoshiharu, Natsukari, Chikara, Nishioka, Yusuke, Nobukawa, Kumiko K. Nobukawa, Masayoshi, Noda, Hirofumi, Nomachi, Masaharu, Odaka, Hirokazu, Ogawa, Hiroyuki, Ogawa, Mina, Ogi, Keiji, Ohno, Masanori, Ohta, Masayuki, Okajima, Takashi, Okamoto, Atsushi, Okazaki, Tsuyoshi, Ota, Naomi, Ozaki, Masanobu, Paerels, Frederik B. S., Paltani, Stéphane, Parmar, Arvind N. Petre, Robert, Pinto, Ciro, Plaa, Jelle de Pohl, Martin, Pontius, James T. Porter, Frederick S. Pottschmidt, Katja, Ramsey, Brian, Reynolds, Christopher S. Russell, Helen, Safi-Harb, Samar, Saito, Shinya, Sakai, Kazuhiro, Sakai, Shin-ichiro, Sameshima, Hiroaki, Sasaki, Toru, Sato, Goro, Sato, Kosuke, Sato, Rie, Sato, Yoichi, Sawada, Makoto, Schartel, Norbert, Serlemitsos, Peter J. Seta, Hiromi, Shibano, Yasuko, Shida, Maki, Shidatsu, Megumi, Shimada, Takanobu, Shinozaki, Keisuke, Shirron, Peter J. Simionescu, Aurora, Simmons, Cynthia W. Smith, Randall K. Sneiderman, Gary A. Soong, Yang, Stawarz, Łukasz F. Sugawara, Yasuharu, Sugita, Satoshi, Sugita, Hiroyuki, Szymkowiak, Andrew E. Tajima, Hiroyasu, Takahashi, Hiromitsu, Takeda, Shin'ichiro, Takei, Yoh, Tamagawa, Toru, Tamura, Takayuki, Tamura, Keisuke, Tanaka, Takaaki, Tanaka, Yasuo, Tanaka, Yasuyuki, Tashiro, Makoto S. Tawara, Yuzuru, Terada, Yukikatsu, Terashima, Yuichi, Tombesi, Francesco, Tomida, Hiroshi, Tsuboi, Yohko, Tsujimoto, Masahiro, Tsunemi, Hiroshi, Tsuru, Takeshi Go Uchida, Hiroyuki, Uchiyama, Hideki, Uchiyama, Yasunobu, Ueda, Shutaro, Ueda, Yoshihiro, Ueno, Shiro, Uno, Shin’ichiro, Urry, C. Megan Ursino, Eugenio, Vries, Cor P. de, Wada, Atsushi, Watanabe, Shin, Watanabe, Tomomi, Werner, Norbert, Wik, Daniel R. Wilkins, Dan R. Williams, Brian J. Yamada, Shinya, Yamada, Takahiro, Yamaguchi, Hiroya, Yamaoka, Kazutaka, Yamasaki, Noriko Y. Yamauchi, Makoto, Yamauchi, Shigeo, Yaqoob, Tahir, Yatsu, Yoichi, Yonetoku, Daisuke, Yoshida, Atsumasa, Yuasa, Takayuki, Zhuravleva, Irina & Zoghbi, Abderahmen (2018). Hitomi (ASTRO-H) X-ray Astronomy Satellite. Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems 4(02): 021402

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

The Hitomi (ASTRO-H) mission is the sixth Japanese x-ray astronomy satellite developed by a large international collaboration, including Japan, USA, Canada, and Europe. The mission aimed to provide the highest energy resolution ever achieved at E  >  2  keV, using a microcalorimeter instrument, and to cover a wide energy range spanning four decades in energy from soft x-rays to gamma rays. After a successful launch on February 17, 2016, the spacecraft lost its function on March 26, 2016, but the commissioning phase for about a month provided valuable information on the onboard instruments and the spacecraft system, including astrophysical results obtained from first light observations. The paper describes the Hitomi (ASTRO-H) mission, its capabilities, the initial operation, and the instruments/spacecraft performances confirmed during the commissioning operations for about a month.