Performance and current status of Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image on the International Space Station

M. Suzuki, M. Matsuoka, K. Kawasaki, S. Ueno, H. Tomida, M. Kohama, M. Ishikawa, H. Katayama, T. Mihara, N. Isobe, H. Tsunemi, E. Miyata, H. Negoro, M. Nakajima, N. Kawai, Jun Kataoka, A. Yoshida, K. Yamaoka, M. Morii

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Abstract

Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image (MAXI) will be launched and attached on the International Space Station (ISS) next year. MAXI scans the sky while ISS goes around the Earth and provides an all sky X-ray image every orbit. MAXI has two types of X-ray instruments: gas-proportional counters for 2-30 keV and CCD cameras for 0.5-10 keV. MAXI will be able to transmit alerts to the Internet on X-ray transients including bright X-ray afterglows.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages592-595
Number of pages4
Volume1000
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventSanta Fe Conference on Gamma-Ray Bursts 2007, GRB 2007 - Santa Fe, NM
Duration: 2007 Nov 52007 Nov 9

Other

OtherSanta Fe Conference on Gamma-Ray Bursts 2007, GRB 2007
CitySanta Fe, NM
Period07/11/507/11/9

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Keywords

  • X-ray surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Suzuki, M., Matsuoka, M., Kawasaki, K., Ueno, S., Tomida, H., Kohama, M., Ishikawa, M., Katayama, H., Mihara, T., Isobe, N., Tsunemi, H., Miyata, E., Negoro, H., Nakajima, M., Kawai, N., Kataoka, J., Yoshida, A., Yamaoka, K., & Morii, M. (2008). Performance and current status of Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image on the International Space Station. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1000, pp. 592-595) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2943540