Development of a micro-satellite TSUBAME for X-ray polarimetry of GRBs

Yoichi Yatsu*, Mayumi Hayashi, Kousuke Kawakami, Kazuki Tokoyoda, Takahiro Enomoto, Takahiro Toizumi, Nobuyuki Kawai, Kazuya Ishizaka, Azusa Muta, Hiroyuki Morishita, Saburo Matsunaga, Takeshi Nakamori, Jun Kataoka, Shin Kubo

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Hard X-ray polarization is believed to be one of the most promising methods to investigate the physical processes just around the central engines by constraining the magnetic environment. For this purpose we are now developing a compact and highly sensitive hard X-ray polarimeter aboard a university class micro-satellite TSUBAME. We are now developing the flight model of the satellite aiming for the launch in late 2012 from Russia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeath of Massive Stars
Subtitle of host publicationSupernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts
EditorsPeter W. A. San Antonio, Nobuyuki Kawai, Elena Pian
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221


  • GRBs
  • Polarimetry
  • micro-satellite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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