Members List

Steering Committee:

  • Tadayuki Takahashi (JAXA) – Principal Investigator/Project Manager
  • Takaya Ohashi (Tokyo Metropolitan U / JAXA) – Project Scientist
  • Richard Kelley (GSFC) – US Principal Investigator
  • Rob Petre (GSFC) – US Project Scientist
  • Kazuhisa Mitsuda (JAXA) – SXS PI
  • Katsuji Koyama (Kyoto U) – Senior Advisor
  • Kazuo Makishima (Tokyo U) – Senior Advisor
  • Hideyo Kunieda (Nagoya U) – Senior Advisor
  • Meg Urry (Yale U) – Senior Advisor
  • Arvind Parmar (ESA) – Senior Advisor

Science Advisors:

  • Andy Fabian (Cambridge U) – Chair
  • Jon Miller (Michigan U) – Vice-Chair
  • Felix Aharonian (DIAS/MPIK)
  • Mark Bautz (MIT)
  • Paolo Coppi (Yale U)
  • Jack Hughes (Rutgers U)
  • Jelle Kaastra (SRON)
  • Tetsu Kitayama (Toho U)
  • Knox Long (STScl)
  • Maxim Markevitch (NASA/GSFC)
  • Shin Mineshige (Kyoto U)
  • Frits Paerels (Columbia U)
  • Christopher Reynolds (U Maryland)

Subsystem Leads:

  • Kenji Minesugi (JAXA) – Bus Component Lead
  • Tadayasu Dotani (JAXA) – Mission Component Lead

SXS – Soft X-ray Spectrometer

  • Kazuhisa Mitsuda (JAXA) – Lead
  • Richard Kelley (GSFC) – US Lead
  • Ryuichi Fujimoto (Kanazawa U) – Sub Lead
  • Hiroyuki Sugita (JAXA) – Sub Lead
  • Yoshitaka Ishisaki (Tokyo Metro U) – Sub Lead
  • Scott Porter (GSFC) – Instrument Scientist
  • Caroline Kilbourne (GSFC) – Instrument Scientist

SXT – Soft X-Ray Telescope

  • Peter Serlemitsos (GSFC) – Lead
  • Takashi Okajima (GSFC) – Sub Lead

HXT – Hard X-Ray Telescope

  • Hisamitsu Awaki (Ehime U) – Lead
  • Manabu Ishida (JAXA) – Sub Lead
  • Hironori Matsumoto (Nagoya U) – Sub Lead

SXI – Soft X-ray Imager

  • Hiroshi Tsunemi (Osaka U) – Lead
  • Tadayasu Dotani (JAXA) – Sub Lead
  • Takeshi Tsuru (Kyoto U) – Sub Lead
  • Kiyoshi Hayashida (Osaka U) – Sub Lead

HXI – Hard X-ray Imager

  • Kazuhiro Nakazawa (Tokyo U) – Lead
  • Motohide Kokubun (JAXA) – Sub Lead
  • Goro Sato (JAXA) – Sub Lead

SGD – Soft Gamma-ray Detector

  • Hiroyasu Tajima (Stanford U) – Lead
  • Yasushi Fukazawa(Hiroshima U) – Sub Lead
  • Shin Watanabe (JAXA) – Sub Lead

CAMS – Canadian ASTRO-H Metrology System

  • Luigi Galo (Saint Mary’s University) – Canada Lead
  • Manabu Ishida (JAXA) – Japan Lead

Software/Calibration

  • Yukikatsu Terada (Saitama U) – Japan Lead
  • Lorella Angelini (GSFC) – US Lead
  • Makoto Sawada (Aoyama Gakuin U) – Instrument Scientist (SXS)
  • Michael Loewenstein (GSFC) – Instrument Scientist (SXS)
  • Masayoshi Nobukawa (Nara Women’s U.) – Instrument Scientist (SXI+SXT)
  • Eric Miller (MIT) – Instrument Scientist (SXI+SXT)
  • Hiromitsu Takahashi (Hitoshima U.) – Instrument Scientist (HXI+HXT, SGD)
  • Tahir Yaqoob (GSFC) – Instrument Scientist (HXI+HXT)
  • Hans Krimm (GSFC) – Instrument Scientist (SGD)
  • Hiroya Yamaguchi (GSFC) – Instrument Scientist (Generic)

Calibration Advisory Committee

  • Kazunori Ishibashi (Nagoya U.) – Chair
  • Rob Petre (GSFC)
  • Jan-Williem Den Herder (SRON)

Operation Planning

  • Manabu Ishida (JAXA) – Lead

Ground System

  • Mina Ogawa (JAXA) – Lead

Data Archive

  • Ken Ebisawa (JAXA) – Lead

Geant4/Electric Circuit

  • Masanobu Ozaki (JAXA) – Lead

Science office

  • Takaya Ohashi (Tokyo Metro U) – Lead
  • Richard Mushotzky (U Maryland) – US Lead
  • Kyoko Matsushita (Tokyo U Science) – Sub Lead

Science Operation

  • Shinya Nakashima (JAXA) – Lead (by deputy)

EPO

  • Aya Bamba (Aoyama Gakuin U.) – Lead
  • Barbara Mattson (GSFC) – US Lead

Project office

  • Motohide Kokubun (JAXA) – Lead
  • Chikara Natsukari (JAXA)
  • Atsushi Wada (JAXA)
  • Rie Sato (JAXA)
  • Goro Sato (JAXA)

ASTRO-H collaboration is very large, since it is much larger system than traditional Japanese X-ray astronomy satellites. 254 authors are listed on the ASTRO-H official paper in 2014 for SPIE meeting, and more, many graduated students contributed to construct ASTRO-H. Not only from X-ray astronomy community in the world, but also specialists from ISAS Engineer group and from JAXA contributed ASTRO-H for designs of thermal, structure, attitude control, and power. And, JAXA and many member institutes contribution enable us to accomplish ASTRO-H. We wanted to list all of contribution but it is too long, so we just listed here leaders and sub-leaders of sub-teams of ASTRO-H.

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