Status and expected perfomance of the MAXI mission for the JEM/ISS

Jun Kataoka, N. Kawai

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Abstract

MAXI (Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image) is the first payload to be attached on JEM-EF (Kibo exposed facility) of ISS. It provides an all sky X-ray image every ISS orbit. Only with a few weeks scan, MAXI is expected to make a milli-Crab X-ray all sky map excluding bright region around the sun. Thus, MAXI does not only inform X-ray novae and transients rapidly to world astronomers if once they occur, but also observes long-term variability of Galact ic and extra-Galactic X-ray sources. MAXI also provides an X-ray source catalogue at that time with diffuse cosmic X-ray background. MAXI consists of two kinds of detectors, position sensitive gas-proportional counters for 2-30 keV X-rays and CCD cameras for 0.5-10 keV X-rays. All instruments of MAXI are now in final phase of pre-launching tests of their flight modules. We are also carrying out performance tests for X-ray detectors and collimators. Data processing and analysis software including alert system on ground are being developed by mission team. In this paper we report an overview of final instruments of MAXI and capability of MAXI.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages830-833
Number of pages4
Volume1085
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Meeting on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: 2008 Jul 72008 Jul 11

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Other4th International Meeting on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy
CountryGermany
CityHeidelberg
Period08/7/708/7/11

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International Space Station
sky
monitors
x rays
novae
crabs
performance tests
launching
detectors
proportional counters
collimators
CCD cameras
payloads

Keywords

  • All sky monitor
  • International space station
  • X-ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Kataoka, J., & Kawai, N. (2009). Status and expected perfomance of the MAXI mission for the JEM/ISS. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1085, pp. 830-833) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3076803

Status and expected perfomance of the MAXI mission for the JEM/ISS. / Kataoka, Jun; Kawai, N.

AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1085 2009. p. 830-833.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kataoka, J & Kawai, N 2009, Status and expected perfomance of the MAXI mission for the JEM/ISS. in AIP Conference Proceedings. vol. 1085, pp. 830-833, 4th International Meeting on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany, 08/7/7. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3076803
Kataoka J, Kawai N. Status and expected perfomance of the MAXI mission for the JEM/ISS. In AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1085. 2009. p. 830-833 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3076803
Kataoka, Jun ; Kawai, N. / Status and expected perfomance of the MAXI mission for the JEM/ISS. AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1085 2009. pp. 830-833
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