The Swift mission has been conducting normal operations for approximately 15 months (since April 2005). During this time the mission has revolutionized the field of GRB afterglow follow-up - doubling the number of GRB afterglows with localization and adding a totally novel ability to study afterglows during the time between minutes to hours after the gamma-ray burst. I report on the efficiency of the Swift observatory for conducting these observations, and the science strategy of Swift operations, including fill-in targets and targets of opportunity.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)