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The slewing mirror telescope of the Ultra Fast Flash Observatory Pathfinder
Author(s): S. Jeong; S. Ahmad; P. Barrillon; S. Brandt; C. Budtz-Jørgensen; A. J. Castro-Tirado; P. Chen; Y. J. Choi; P. Connell; S. Dagoret-Campagne; C. Eyles; B. Grossan; M.-H. A. Huang; A. Jung; J. E. Kim; M. B. Kim; S.-W. Kim; Y. W. Kim; A. S. Krasnov; J. Lee; H. Lim; E. V. Linder; T.-C. Liu; N. Lund; K. W. Min; G. W. Na; J. W. Nam; I. H. Park; M. I. Panasyuk; J. Ripa; V. Reglero; J. M. Rodrigo; G. F. Smoot; J. E. Suh; S. Svertilov; N. Vedenkin; M.-Z. Wang; I. Yashin; K.-B. Ahn
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Paper Abstract

The Slewing Mirror Telescope (SMT) is a key telescope of Ultra-Fast Flash Observatory (UFFO) space project to explore the first sub-minute or sub-seconds early photons from the Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) afterglows. As the realization of UFFO, 20kg of UFFO-Pathfinder (UFFO-P) is going to be on board the Russian Lomonosov satellite in November 2012 by Soyuz-2 rocket. Once the UFFO Burst Alert & Trigger Telescope (UBAT) detects the GRBs, Slewing mirror (SM) will slew to bring new GRB into the SMT’s field of view rather than slewing the entire spacecraft. SMT can give a UV/Optical counterpart position rather moderated 4arcsec accuracy. However it will provide a important understanding of the GRB mechanism by measuring the sub-minute optical photons from GRBs. SMT can respond to the trigger over 35 degree x 35 degree wide field of view within 1 sec by using Slewing Mirror Stage (SMS). SMT is the reflecting telescope with 10cm Ritchey-Chretien type and 256 x 256 pixilated Intensified Charge-Coupled Device (ICCD). In this paper, we discuss the overall design of UFFO-P SMT instrument and payloads development status.

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Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 84432S (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926073
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S. Jeong, Ewha Womans Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
S. Ahmad, Univ. of Paris-Sud 11 (France)
P. Barrillon, Univ. of Paris-Sud 11 (France)
S. Brandt, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
C. Budtz-Jørgensen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
A. J. Castro-Tirado, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, CSIC (Spain)
P. Chen, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Y. J. Choi, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)
P. Connell, Univ. of Valencia (Spain)
S. Dagoret-Campagne, Univ. of Paris-Sud 11 (France)
C. Eyles, Univ. of Valencia (Spain)
B. Grossan, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
M.-H. A. Huang, National United Univ. (Taiwan)
A. Jung, Ewha Womans Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
J. E. Kim, Ewha Womans Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
M. B. Kim, Ewha Womans Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
S.-W. Kim, Yonsei Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Y. W. Kim, Ewha Womans Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
A. S. Krasnov, Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation)
J. Lee, Ewha Womans Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
H. Lim, Ewha Womans Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
E. V. Linder, Ewha Womans Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
T.-C. Liu, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
N. Lund, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
K. W. Min, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)
G. W. Na, Ewha Womans Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
J. W. Nam, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)
I. H. Park, Ewha Womans Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
M. I. Panasyuk, Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation)
J. Ripa, Ewha Womans Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
V. Reglero, Univ. of Valencia (Spain)
J. M. Rodrigo, Univ. of Valencia (Spain)
G. F. Smoot, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
J. E. Suh, Ewha Womans Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
S. Svertilov, Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation)
N. Vedenkin, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation)
M.-Z. Wang, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
I. Yashin, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation)
K.-B. Ahn, Yonsei Univ. (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8443:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Stephen S. Murray; Jan-Willem A. den Herder, Editor(s)

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