Observation of early photons from gamma-ray bursts with the Lomonosov / UFFO-pathfinder

S. Jeong, Søren Brandt, Carl Budtz-Jørgensen, A. J. Castro-Tirado, P. Chen, P. Connell, C. Eyles, M.-H. A. Huang, J.E. Kim, M. B. Kim

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Abstract

UFFO-pathfinder is a pioneering space mission to observe the early evolution of Gamma-ray Bursts using a fast slewing strategy. It consists of the Slewing Mirror Telescope, for rapid pointing at UV/optical wavelengths and the UFFO Burst Alert and Trigger Telescope. It has a total weight of ~ 20 kg and will be launched on-board the Russian Lomonosov satellite at the end of 2015. The instrumental details of UFFO-pathfinder and its performance are discussed briefly here.
Original languageEnglish
JournalRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica
Volume45
Pages (from-to)139-142
ISSN0185-1101
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Gamma rays: general
  • Space: instruments
  • Telescopes
  • Ultraviolet: general
  • X-rays: bursts

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