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Mission Team

Hitomi (known as ASTRO-H prior to launch) is a high-energy astrophysics space observatory, developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in collaboration with institutions in Japan, the US, Canada, and Europe. It is the sixth in JAXA's series of successful X-ray space observatories, and the eighth of their satellites for astronomy.

JAXA Project Scientist

Takaya Ohashi
Tokyo Metropolitan University and Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA, Japan
 

Hitomi Principal Investigator and Project Manager

Tadayuki Takahashi
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA, Japan
 

ESA Mission Manager

Peter Kretschmar
Operations Department
Directorate of Science, European Space Agency
European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain
 

ESA Project Scientist

Norbert Schartel
Scientific Support Office
Directorate of Science, European Space Agency
European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain
 

ESA Resident Scientist at JAXA

Matteo Guainazzi
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA, Japan
 

ESA supported scientists in the Science Working Team

Jelle S. Kaastra
SRON – Netherlands Institute for Space Research
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Andrew C. Fabian
Institute of Astronomy
Cambridge, UK

Felix Aharonian
Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik
Heidelberg, Germany
and Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Dublin, Ireland


Last Update: 11 March 2016

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