Author Topic: LIVE: H-IIA - Hitomi (ASTRO-H) - February 17, 2016 (08:45 UTC)  (Read 54930 times)

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The ASTRO-H is the sixth Japanese X-ray observation satellite that will explore the extreme universe that is abundant with high energy phenomena around black holes and supernova explosions, and observe a cluster of galaxies filled with high-temperature plasma.

Objectives:

The purpose of ASTRO-H is to explore the structure and evolution of Universe with the following observational capabilities:

1.- The first imaging and spectroscopic observations with the hard X-ray telescope.

2.- The first spectroscopic observations with an extremely high energy resolution of the micro-calorimeter.

3.- The most sensitive wideband observation over an energy range from 0.3 to 600 keV.


http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/e/enterp/missions/astro-h/index.shtml

http://astro-h.isas.jaxa.jp/index.html.en

http://www.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/astro_h/index_e.html
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Re: JAXA/ESA - ASTRO H - updates
« Reply #1 on: 04/10/2012 04:45 PM »
Astro-H agreement signed with JAXA
 
10 April 2012

An agreement was signed by ESA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for cooperation on Astro-H, an important mission that will provide a unique opportunity for probing extreme phenomena in the Universe.
 
Astro-H will study astrophysical objects including black holes and neutron stars, explore the non-thermal Universe, and investigate the large-scale structure of the Universe and its evolution.

The agreement was signed on 16 March by Prof. Alvaro Giménez Cañete, ESA Director of Science and Robotic Exploration, and Dr Junjiro Onoda, Director General of the Japanese Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS).

http://www.esa.int/esaSC/SEM61VEWF0H_index_0.html

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Re: JAXA/ESA - ASTRO H - updates
« Reply #2 on: 11/02/2015 07:59 PM »
Will this be the last HII-A launch of 2015, or the first HII-A launch of 2016?
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Re: JAXA/ESA - ASTRO H - updates
« Reply #3 on: 11/05/2015 03:44 AM »
Will this be the last HII-A launch of 2015, or the first HII-A launch of 2016?
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Re: JAXA/ESA - ASTRO H - updates
« Reply #4 on: 11/30/2015 02:44 AM »
Will this be the last HII-A launch of 2015, or the first HII-A launch of 2016?

The  first launch of 2016.

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Re: JAXA/ESA - ASTRO H - updates
« Reply #5 on: 12/01/2015 01:44 PM »
ASTORO-H media event was held at JAXA TKSC on Nov.28.
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Re: JAXA/ESA - ASTRO H - updates
« Reply #6 on: 12/02/2015 09:43 PM »
The ASTRO-H satellite will be transported to JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, to be launched by the end of March 2016.

https://english.kyodonews.jp/photos/2015/12/386748.html

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Re: JAXA - ASTRO H - updates
« Reply #7 on: 12/11/2015 04:14 AM »
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2015/12/20151211_h2af30.html

Launch of X-ray Astronomy Satellite "ASTRO-H" by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 30

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to launch the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 30 (H-IIA F30) with the X-ray Astronomy Satellite “ASTRO-H" onboard in the following schedule.
 To capitalize on the excess launch capability of the H-IIA F30, we will also provide launch and orbit injection opportunities for small secondary payloads (piggyback payloads).

Scheduled date of Launch : February 12 (Friday), 2015 (Japan Standard Time)
Launch time                    : 5:45 thru 6:30 p.m. (Japan Standard Time) (*)
Launch window                : From Feb. 13 (Sat.) thru 29 (Mon.), 2015 (JST)
Launch site                     : Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center

* Launch time will be set for each launch day if the launch is delayed.

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Re: JAXA - ASTRO H - updates
« Reply #8 on: 01/07/2016 02:41 AM »
From the image at

http://astro-h.isas.jaxa.jp/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/schedule3_e1.jpg

it looks like a H-IIA202 is going to be used.
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Re: JAXA - ASTRO H - updates
« Reply #9 on: 01/17/2016 08:09 PM »
ASTRO-H satellite ready for launch

14 January 2016

On 12 January 2016, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) presented their ASTRO-H satellite to the media at the Tanegashima Space Center, situated on a small island in the south of Japan. The satellite, developed with institutions in Japan, the US, Canada and Europe, is now ready to be mounted on an H-IIA rocket for launch on 12 February.

http://sci.esa.int/astrophysics/57208-astro-h-ready-for-launch/

Image credit: JAXA

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Re: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 12, 2016
« Reply #11 on: 01/25/2016 08:34 AM »
ASTRO-H to be launched on Feb. 12, 2016 (with English subtitles)


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Re: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 12, 2016
« Reply #12 on: 02/03/2016 09:02 PM »
X-ray astronomy satellite ASTRO-H - watch in the hot universe - / The X-ray astronomy satellite - Insight into the Hot Universe

Published on Feb 3, 2016
The universe ... quiet, cold space. Does it really would be so? The appearance of the hot universe full of upheaval in the back of the night sky, in order to unlock the X-ray, ASTRO- H is take off. The Universe ... Appears to BE a vast, cold, quiet expanse of space. But IS it? X-ray Astronomy Sattelte ASTRO-H Will Take Flight to UNRAVEL the hot, violent Universe hidden deep in the Night sky.



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Re: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 12, 2016
« Reply #13 on: 02/03/2016 09:03 PM »
X-ray astronomy satellite ASTRO-H news published [SD360]

Published on Feb 3, 2016
On February 12 2016 will be launched from Tanegashima, Kagoshima Prefecture,
is the video of the news publication of X-ray astronomy satellite ASTRO-H. ASTRO-H are three types, with four telescopes and four to six of the sensor and observe the X-ray that can not be observed is blocked by the atmosphere on the ground.

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Re: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 12, 2016
« Reply #14 on: 02/04/2016 02:04 PM »
Japanese Telescope Will Give Canadians  A New Eye on the Most Cataclysmic Events in the Universe

Longueuil, Quebec, February 4, 2016 – ASTRO-H, Japan’s flagship astronomy mission, is slated for launch on Friday, February 12, 2016, at 3:45 a.m. (EST) / 12:45 a.m. (PST) from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. 

The space observatory will be fitted with a unique laser measurement system, the Canadian ASTRO-H Metrology System (CAMS), provided by the Canadian Space Agency. In return for CAMS, Canadians will be part of the mission’s science team and have privileged access to the space observatory to study black holes, supernova explosions, neutron stars, and how galaxies like our own Milky Way were formed. This precision optics technology was built by Neptec Design Group Ltd.

Astronaut and astrophysicist David Saint-Jacques; Professor Luigi Gallo, Canada’s lead scientist from Saint Mary’s University; and space industry experts from Neptec are available for interviews. Please contact the Canadian Space Agency to schedule interviews.

Contact information:

Canadian Space Agency
Media Relations Office
Telephone: 450-926-4370
E-mail: ASC.Medias-Media.CSA@asc-csa.gc.ca
Website: www.asc-csa.gc.ca

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Re: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 12, 2016
« Reply #15 on: 02/06/2016 07:55 PM »
Halifax scientist off to Japan for Astro-H satellite launch

Saint Mary's University astronomer Luigi Gallo leads the Canadian portion of the space telescope

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/astronomer-luigi-gallo-saint-marys-astro-h-1.3436849
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Re: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 12, 2016
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Re: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 12, 2016
« Reply #17 on: 02/08/2016 03:42 AM »
H-IIA rocket No. 30 launch before Y-1 briefing

Scheduled for Feb 10, 2016
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Is a briefing of reporters who take place in about one day before the launch.
Other launch content of the current H-IIA, development status, is transmitted information such as weather judgment.

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Re: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 12, 2016
« Reply #18 on: 02/08/2016 01:32 PM »
Weekly weather forecast.
2月12日 will be poor condition. After that wind is strong.
http://space.jaxa.jp/tnsc/tn-weather/data/weekly.gif

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Re: H-IIA - ASTRO H - February 12, 2016
« Reply #19 on: 02/09/2016 07:17 AM »
Has anyone info on the eight CubeSats to be on this launch?

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