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Hard X-ray imaging system on Hitomi

Hard X-ray imaging system on Hitomi


Date: 02 February 2016
Satellite: Hitomi
Copyright: JAXA

This illustration shows the hard X-ray imaging system on the Hitomi satellite.

It consists of two hard X-ray telescopes (on the top platform) and two Si/CdTe double-side detectors, located at the end of a 6-m extendable boom (bottom right) that will be deployed once in orbit. The focal length of this imaging system is 12 m.

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.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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