16 - 21 June 2024
Yokohama, Japan
Conference 13093 > Paper 13093-89
Paper 13093-89

Status of geospace X-ray imager mission (GEO-X)

21 June 2024 • 10:10 - 10:30 Japan Standard Time | Room G414/415, North - 4F

Abstract

GEO-X (GEOspace X-ray imager) is a small satellite mission to visualize the Earth’s magnetosphere through Solar Wind Charge eXchange (SWCX). SWCX is known as soft X-ray emissions generated by the charge exchange between highly charged-state heavy ions and neutral atoms in the Earth’s exosphere. The GEO-X satellite is aimed to be launched during the upcoming solar maximum and is planned to be injected to a low-latitude orbit which allows visualization of the magnetosphere from outside the magnetosphere. The satellite will carry a light-weight X-ray imaging spectrometer, dramatically improving the size and weight of those onboard past X-ray astronomy satellites.

Presenter

Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan)
Application tracks: Astrophotonics
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Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan)
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Ryu Funase
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
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Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
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Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
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Kanto Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
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Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
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Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan)
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Masaki Numazawa
Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan)
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The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
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The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
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Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
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Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
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Letara Ltd. (Japan)
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Letara Ltd. (Japan)
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Letara Ltd. (Japan)
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Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
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Kouichi Hagino
The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
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Chiba Univ. (Japan)
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The Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
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The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
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Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
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Junko S. Hiraga
Kwansei Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
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National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
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Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
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Munetaka Ueno
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
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Atsushi Yamazaki
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
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Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
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Takefumi Mitani
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
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Yasuhiro Kawakatsu
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
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Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
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The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
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Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan)
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Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
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Kyushu Univ. (Japan)