ASTENA, a new mission concept for an Advanced Surveyor of Transient Events and Nuclear Astrophysics.

F. Frontera*, E. Virgilli, V. Carassiti, C. Guidorzi, P. Rosati, L. Amati, N. Auricchio, L. Bassani, R. Campana, E. Caroli, F. Fuschino, R. Gilli, C. Labanti, A. Malizia, M. Orlandini, J. B. Stephen, G. Stratta, S. Del Sordo, G. Ghirland a, S. BrandtC. Budtz-Joergensen, I. Kuvvetli, R. M. Curado da Silva, J. M. Maia, M. Moita, P. Laurent

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Abstract

Within the context of the European project AHEAD, the study of a new concept of high energy mission named ASTENA (Advanced Surveyor of Transient Events and Nuclear Astrophysics) has been started. The mission includes a set of broad band (2 keV–20 MeV) Wide Field Monitors with imaging, spectroscopy and polarimetric capabilities (WFM-IS), and a large effective area broad-band (50–600 keV) Narrow Field Telescope (NFT) with focusing capabilities based on the use of an advanced Laue lens with unprecedented imaging, spectroscopy and polarimetric sensitivity. ASTENA is expected to be a real breakthrough in the gamma-ray energy band, opening a new window in high energy astrophysics. A short description
of the mission concept is reported.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSocieta Astronomica Italiana. Memorie
Volume90
Pages (from-to)247-251
ISSN0037-8720
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event12th INTEGRAL conference, 1st AHEAD Gamma-Ray Workshop : INTEGRAL looks AHEAD to Multimessenger astronomy - Campus Biotech, 9 Chemin des Mines, Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 11 Feb 201915 Feb 2019
https://www.astro.unige.ch/integral2019/

Conference

Conference12th INTEGRAL conference, 1st AHEAD Gamma-Ray Workshop
LocationCampus Biotech, 9 Chemin des Mines
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period11/02/201915/02/2019
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Keywords

  • Soft gamma-ray astronomy
  • Instrumentation
  • GRBs
  • Nuclear astrophysics

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