The Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image (MAXI) is the first experiment to be installed on the Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility (JEM-EF or Kibo-EF) on the International Space Station (ISS), and the first high energy astrophysical experiment placed on the space station. MAXI was launched with the Kibo Exposed Facility on the space shuttle Endeavour (STS-127) on July 15, 2009 and delivered to the ISS. MAXI started observations in August 2009 and was originally intended for a two year operations period, but they were extended and approved through March 2021.
Mission CharacteristicsLifetime : August 2009–present
Energy Range : 0.5–30 keV
Special Features : all-sky survey over each ISS orbit;
provide rapid detection of transients and variable sources.
MAXI includes also a Radiation Belt Monitor to monitor radiation eventsScience Highlights:
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