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ASCA and YOHKOH: The Current Generation of Small Japanese Satellites

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 187)

Abstract

I would like to introduce the current status and recent results of the satellite ASCA on behalf of the X-ray astronomy group at ISAS under collaboration with MIT/Penn State University, NASA and other international organizations. ASCA (Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics, originally called ASTRO-D before launch) was produced by the international cooperation and was launched by Japan’s university group. It is operated under the direction of Yasno Tanaka, assisted by Inoue, Nagase and others.

Key words

ASCA X-ray telescopes YOHKOH ASTRO-D 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Oda
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Physical and Chemical ResearchRIKENWakoJapan

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