The XRISM project initiated by JAXA

JAXA has established the project team for X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM, pronounced Krizm). This is the mission to replace the high resolution spectroscopy capability of ASTRO-H, which had been in preparation under the name X-ray Astronomy Recovery Mission (XARM). During the Project Initiation Review held in June, JAXA confirmed that all aspects of project implementation, including the management structure, funding and personnel plan development schedule, and risk mitigation system are all satisfactory, and that the necessary countermeasures for the ASTRO-H anomaly recurrence prevention. Therefore JAXA officially established the project team dated 2018 July 1.

XRISM is scheduled for launch during the Japanese Fiscal Year 2020 (April 2020-March 2021).