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An artist's impression of the Suzaku spacecraft

An artist's impression of the Suzaku spacecraft. (Credit: ISAS/JAXA)

Lifetime: July 2005 - present

Country (primary): Japan

Primary Science

Suzaku was designed to obtain precise X-ray measurements of high energy processes in stars, supernova remnants, galaxies, clusters of galaxies, and the environments around neutron stars and black holes.

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A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC

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