Development team

List of participating institutions

XRISM is being developed under an international collaboration of JAXA, NASA, and ESA. With NASA's close cooperation, this project has advanced as a joint project. In addition to the three space agencies, more than 100 astrophysicists and experts from universities and research institutes from Japan, the United States, and Europe have joined to contribute to the satellite development, development of observation instruments and data processing software, and to further formulate the scientific observing plan.

XRISM

Planning participating organization

Development team and leaders

Project Manager

Hironori Maejima

ISAS/JAXA

Principal Investigator

Makoto S. Tashiro

ISAS/JAXA, Saitama University

Project Engineer

Kenichi Toda

ISAS/JAXA

Project Scientist

Kyoko Matsushita

Tokyo University of Science

Deputy Project Scientist

Hiroya Yamaguchi

ISAS/JAXA

Project Manager

Lillian Reichenthal

NASA/GSFC

co-PI

Richard Kelley

NASA/GSFC

Mission Systems Engineer

James Lobell

NASA/GSFC

Project Scientist

Robert Petre

NASA/GSFC

Deputy Project Scientist

Brian Williams

NASA/GSFC

Project Scientist

Matteo Guainazzi

ESA

Deputy Project Scientist

Elisa Costantini

SRON

Resolve

Instrument Manager (JAXA)

Yoh Takei

ISAS/JAXA

Instrument PI (JAXA)

Yoshitaka Ishisaki

Tokyo Metropolitan University

Instrumet sub-PI (JAXA)

Ryuichi Fujimoto

Kanazawa University

Instrument Manager (NASA)

Mark Edison

NASA/GSFC

Instrumet PI (NASA)

Richard Kelley

NASA/GSFC

Lead Instrument Systems Engineer (NASA)

Gary Sneiderman

NASA/GSFC

Xtend

Instrument Manager

Hiroshi Tomida

ISAS/JAXA

Instrument PI

Kiyoshi Hayashida

Osaka University

Instrumet sub-PI

Koji Mori

Miyazaki University

Science/Mission Operations

Science Operation Center Lead (JAXA)

Yukikatsu Terada

Saitama University

Science Data Center Lead (NASA)

Matt Holland

NASA/GSFC

Mission Operations Lead

Shin Watanabe

ISAS/JAXA