16 - 21 June 2024
Yokohama, Japan
Conference 13173 > Paper 13173-507
Paper 13173-507

The x-ray imaging and spectroscopy mission (XRISM): development and expected science (Plenary Presentation)

20 June 2024 • 09:15 - 10:00 Japan Standard Time | National Convention Hall, 1F


The X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) project was initiated in 2018 as the recovery mission resuming the high-resolution X-ray spectroscopy with imaging once realized but unexpectedly terminated by a mishap of ASTRO-H/Hitomi. XRISM carries a pixelized X-ray micro-calorimeter array and an X-ray CCD on the focal planes of two sets of X-ray mirror assemblies. The spacecraft was successfully launched from JAXA Tanegashima Space Center on September 7, 2023, and is now conducting performance verification observation followed by guest observations starting in August 2024. In this paper, we present the history of development and recent results.


Saitama Univ. (Japan)
Makoto Tashiro, as the mission PI, has led the XRISM project since 2018. He is a professor at Saitama University and a specially appointed professor of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. His areas of expertise are observational X-ray astrophysics and observation instrument development for X-ray astronomy. He received his Ph. D. at the University of Tokyo in 1993.
Saitama Univ. (Japan)