The Hakucho [CORSA-B] Satellite
Corsa-B was the first X-ray astronomy Japanese satellite. Launched on 21 February 1979, it was renamed Hakucho (Japanese for swan) symbolizing one of the most interesting X-ray objects, Cyg X-1. As many other X-ray satellite launched in that period, Hakucho was designed to study and monitor transient phenomena with particular emphasis on X-ray bursts. It was still operating when the second X-ray Japanese satellite Tenma launched in 1983.
Mission CharacteristicsLifetime : 21 February 1979 - 16 Aprile 1985
Energy Range : 0.1 - 100 keV
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