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Mission History - AXAF to Suzaku

The XRS initially selected as one of the focal plane instruments of AXAF.
AXAF split into AXAF-I (present-day Chandra) and AXAF-S programs, with the XRS comprising the AXAF-S.
AXAF-S/XRS moved to the Japanese ASTRO-E mission.
ASTRO-E launched but failed to reach orbit.
XRS proposed as a SMEX mission ("Joule")
Astro-E2 mission approved in Japan.
"Joule" converted to a Mission-of-Opportunity of Astro-E2
Astro-E2 approved by NASA.
Rebuild of XRS and XRT (and XIS) confirmed by NASA.
2005 July 10
Successful launch of Astro-E2, mission renamed Suzaku.

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This file was last modified on Monday, 14-Aug-2006 13:41:37 EDT

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