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Performance of the wide-field x-ray monitor on board the High-Energy Transient Explorer 2
Author(s): Yuji Shirasaki; Nobuyuki Kawai; Atsumasa Yoshida; Masaru Matsuoka; Masaaki Namiki; Ikuya Sakurai; Makoto Yamauchi; Kunio Takagishi; Isamu Hatsukade; Edward E. Fenimore; Mark C. Galassi
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Paper Abstract

The Wide-field X-ray Monitor is one of the scientific instruments carried on the High Energy Transient Explorer 2 (HETE-2) satellite planned to be launched in May, 2000 (on the present schedule in February, 2000). HETE-2 is an international mission of a small satellite dedicated to provide broad band observations and accurate localizations of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). The first HETE satellite was lost due to a Pegasus XL rocket mishap on November 4, 1996. The HETE-2 has been developed on basically the same concept except that the UV cameras were replaced with the Soft X-ray Camera. A unique feature of this mission is its capability of determination and transmission of GRB coordinates in near real time through a network of primary and secondary ground stations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4012, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III, (18 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391551
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Yuji Shirasaki, RIKEN-The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research and National Space Development Agenc (Japan)
Nobuyuki Kawai, RIKEN-The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Atsumasa Yoshida, RIKEN-The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Masaru Matsuoka, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Masaaki Namiki, RIKEN-The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Ikuya Sakurai, RIKEN-The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Makoto Yamauchi, Miyazaki Univ. (Japan)
Kunio Takagishi, Miyazaki Univ. (Japan)
Isamu Hatsukade, Miyazaki Univ. (Japan)
Edward E. Fenimore, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Mark C. Galassi, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4012:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III
Joachim E. Truemper; Bernd Aschenbach, Editor(s)

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