PSR B1259—63 is a 48 ms radio pulsar in a highly eccentric 3.4 year orbit with a Be star. Unpulsed γ‐ray, X‐ray and radio emission is observed from the binary system and the collision of the pulsar wind with the wind of Be star plays a crucial role in the generation of the observed emission. 2007 periastron passage was observed in unprecedented details with Suzaku, Swift, XMM‐Newton and Chandra. We present here the results of this campaign, compare them with the previ observations and discuss the physical implications.

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