Suzaku Home Page
Suzaku is the fifth Japanese X-ray astronomy satellite. It was
developed under Japan-US international collaboration and was launched
on July 10, 2005, from JAXA Uchinoura Space Center.
If this is your first visit to our site, please also look at ISAS/JAXA
official Suzaku page and Suzaku Learning
Center at NASA/GSFC. As for information before launch, please
visit Astro-E2 page.
Suzaku Spies Treasure Trove of Intergalactic Medium (2009-12-04)
Recently astronomers used the Suzaku orbiting X-ray observatory, operated jointly by NASA and the Japanese space agency, to discover the largest known reservoir of rare metals in the universe. Suzaku detected the elements chromium and manganese while observing the central region of the Perseus galaxy cluster. The metallic atoms are part of the hot gas, or "intergalactic medium," that lies between galaxies. NASA press release
Information for Researchers
Data processing and analysis
The CALDB is updated.
Suzaku software v20 (Heasoft v6.14)
Processing version updated (188.8.131.52)
GTI cut of PIN flaring
XIS energy scale in window mode
"Expanding the Frontiers of the X-ray Universe" February 19-22, 2014, Ehime University
Observation: AO-10 Accepted target list | Observation schedule | Observation Log
Suzaku Technical Description: HTML | PDF
Gamma-ray burst observations with HXD: Top | Introduction | GRB list| solar flare list
Questions on data analysis: Suzaku help desk
ISAS/JAXA Department of High Energy Astrophysics