X-ray Satellites

CCD detector , Gas detector
 
Satellite Instrument Lifespan Spatial Resolution Field of View Energy Range keV Spectral Resolution Timing 
Resolution
Ginga (ASTRO-C) LAC 2/5/1987-11/1/1991 1degx2deg 1degx2deg 1.5 - 37
Einstein IPC  11/12/1978-4/1981 1'  75'x75' 0.4-4.0  63 millisec
(HEAO-2) HRI-OGS  11/12/1978-4/1981 5"  25' diameter  0.15-3.0  50 dE/E  8 millisec 
also BBFS, FPCS, SSS MPC  11/12/1978-4/1981 45'  45' 1.5-20  20%@6 
ASCA SIS  2/20/1990-7/14/2000 2.9' HPD  24' @ 1 
16' @ 7 
0.4-10  2%@5.9 
(ASTRO-D)  GIS 2/20/1990-7/14/2000 30'' 50'
diameter 
0.7-10  8%@5.9 
ROSAT HRI 
6/1/1990-9/20/1998
6"(?4")  38' x 38'  0.1-2.0  none? 
PSPC 
6/1/1990-9/11/1994
30"  2 degrees
diameter 
0.1-2.4  43%@1 
BeppoSAX MECS 4/30/1996-4/30/2002 2' FWHM 0.5 degree 1-10 8%@6
LECS 4/30/1996-4/30/2002 2' 0.5 degree 0.1-10 8%@6
HPGSPC 4/30/1996-4/30/2002 2' 1.1 degree 3-120 4%@60
PDS 4/30/1996-4/30/2002 2' 1.4 degree 15-300 16%@60
WFC 4/30/1996-4/30/2002 5' 20x20degrees 2-30 18%@6
RXTE ASM  12/30/1995-2000  3x15' 80% of sky every 90 min 2-10  none? 90 minutes
(XTE) HEXTE  1995- 1 degree  1 degree 15-250  15%@60 8 microsec
PCA  1995- 1 degree  1 degree 2-60  10%-18% @6-60  1 microsec
Chandra ACIS-S
HETG
1/20/1999-2004 0.5"  30'x30' 0.1-10  20%-50%
@0.1-3.0 
16 microsec 
(AXAF)  HRC-S  1/20/1999-2004 0.5"  7'x97'  0.8-6  10-20%
@3.0-8.0 
16 microsec 
ACIS-I 1/20/1999-2004 0.5"  30'  0.2-10 20-50 E/dE @1-6 16 microsec 
XMM-Newton EPIC-PN 12/10/1999- 6'' FWHM
15'' HEW
27.5'x27.5' 0.1-15 2%@6.5 0.03 microsec
(XMM) EPIC-MOS 12/10/1999- 33'x33' 0.1-15 20-50 E/dE
RGS 12/10/1999- 6'' 30' 0.35-2.5 0.1%-0.5% 5s-10 ms (HTA)
OM 12/10/1999- 1'' 17' optical

Abrevations


In the ASTRO series

Astro A (Hinotori) -- solar flares 10 to 40 keV 1981
Astro B (Tenma) -- 1983
Astro C (Ginga) -- 1987
Astro D (ASCA, Asuka) -- 1993
Astro E -- 2000
Astro E2 -- 2005
Astro F (UV) -- 2003