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25-Dec-2017 05:25

The launch was earlier slated to carry eight Cube Sats for an American operator in addition to the three small satellites.However, these have been removed for unknown reasons.ASTRO-H Mission: JAXA’s mission is in partnership with the US Space Agency, NASA – along with the European Space Agency (ESA), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Netherlands Institute for Space Research and universities in Japan, Europe and North America.Carrying a suite of instruments dedicated to observing x-rays, ASTRO-H is expected to operate in low Earth orbit for three years.The remaining telescopes are a pair of Hard X-ray Telescopes (HXT), which focus hard x-rays onto imagers mounted to a six-metre (19-foot) boom at the rear of the spacecraft.With its boom – the Extensible Optical Bench (EOB) – fully deployed, ASTRO-H will be 14 metres (46 feet) long.This enables a focal length of 12 metres (39 feet) for the hard x-ray imaging system.

SXT-I focusses x-rays onto the Soft X-ray Imager (SXI), while SXT-S collects incident rays for the Soft X-ray Spectrometer (SXS).The 2,700-kilogram (6,000 lb) satellite is equipped with four telescopes and six detectors, allowing it to study both “hard” and “soft” x-rays and gamma rays.