16 - 21 June 2024
Yokohama, Japan
Conference 13093 > Paper 13093-48
Paper 13093-48

Updates on the Einstein Probe mission (Invited Paper)

18 June 2024 • 15:50 - 16:30 Japan Standard Time | Room G414/415, North - 4F


The Einstein Probe (EP), launched successfully on January 9, 2024, is a space mission dedicated to X-ray timedomain astrophysics with a broad range of scientific goals. EP carries a wide-field X-ray telescope to monitor the soft X-ray sky in 0.5–4 keV with a 3600 square-degree field-of-view and a narrow-field X-ray telescope for follow-up observations in 0.3–10 keV and precise source locating. The satellite is currently in the commissioning phase, undertaking in-orbit tests and calibration of the spacecraft and payloads, and tests for the data telemetry and space-ground communication. The test and calibration results achieved so far show that the spacecraft and instruments are working normally, and all the performances meet the requirements of the project design. EP is expected to start normal science operations from late June or early July, 2024.


Weimin Yuan
National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Dr. Weimin Yuan is a research staff at the National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He has been working on research of high-energy astrophysics. His research interests are concerned mainly with observational studies of active galactic nucleus and high-energy transients, by making use of X-ray data obtained from space-borne instruments, as well as multi-wavelength data. He is PI of the Einstein Probe mission of the CAS.
Application tracks: Astrophotonics
Weimin Yuan
National Astronomical Observatories (China)