The Uffo Slewing Mirror Telescope for Early Optical Observation from Gamma Ray Bursts

Jiwoo Nam, S. Ahmad, K. Ahn, P. Barrillon, Søren Brandt, Carl Budtz-Jørgensen, A. J. Castrotirado, S.-H. Chang, C.-R. Chen, P. Chen, Y. J. Choi, P. Connell, S. Dagoret-Campagne, C. Eyles, B. Grossan, M. H. A. Huang, J. J. Huang, S. Jeong, A. Jung, J. E. KimS. H. Kim, Y. W. Kim, J. Lee, H. Lim, C. Y. Lin, E. V. Linder, T. C. Liu, N. Lund, K. W. Min, G. W. Na, M. I. Panayuk, I. H. Park, J. Ripa, V. Reglero, J. M. Rodrigo, G. F. Smoot, S. Svertilov, N. Vedenkin, M. Z. Wang, I. Yashin, M. H. Zhao

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    Abstract

    While some space born observatories, such as SWIFT and FERMI, have been operating, early observation of optical after grow of GRBs is still remained as an unexplored region. The Ultra-Fast Flash Observatory (UFFO) project is a space observatory for optical follow-ups of GRBs, aiming to explore the first 60 seconds of GRBs optical emission. Using fast moving mirrors to redirect our optical path rather than slewing the entire spacecraft, UFFO is utilized to catch early optical emissions from GRB within 1 sec. We have developed the UFFO Pathfinder Telescope which is going to be on board of the Lomonosov satellite and launched in middle of 2012. We will discuss about scientific potentials of the UFFO project and present the payload development status, especially for Slewing Mirror Telescope which is the key instrument of the UFFO-pathfinder mission.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTowards Ultimate Understanding of the Universe - Proceedings of the First Lecospa Symposium
    EditorsChen Pisin
    PublisherWorld Scientific
    Publication date2013
    Pages274-281
    ISBN (Print)9789814449373
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event1st Lecospa Symposium - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
    Duration: 6 Feb 20129 Feb 2012

    Conference

    Conference1st Lecospa Symposium
    Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
    CityTaipei
    Period06/02/201209/02/2012

    Keywords

    • Gamma ray bursts
    • After glow
    • Fast slewing

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