The swift gamma-ray burst explorer: The latest results

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Abstract

The Swift GRB Explorer mission is designed to discover ∼ 100 new gamma-ray bursts each year, and immediately (within tens of seconds) to start simultaneous X-ray, optical and ultraviolet observations of the GRB afterglow. Since its launch on 20 November 2004, it has already collected an impressive database of gamma ray bursts (reaching more sensitive limits than BATSE); uniform X-ray/UV/optical monitoring of afterglows (with a dedicated weatherless observatory with broad multi-wavelength imaging capability); and rapid followup by other observatories (utilizing a continuous ground link with burst alerts and data posted immediately to the GCN).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAstrophysical Sources of High Energy Particles and Radiation
Pages37-42
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 22 2005
EventAstrophysical Sources of High Energy Particles and Radiation - Torun, Poland
Duration: Jun 20 2005Jun 24 2005

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume801
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherAstrophysical Sources of High Energy Particles and Radiation
CountryPoland
CityTorun
Period6/20/056/24/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Nousek, J. A. (2005). The swift gamma-ray burst explorer: The latest results. In Astrophysical Sources of High Energy Particles and Radiation (pp. 37-42). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 801). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2141830