The small satellite "tsubame" for polarimetry of GRBs

T. Toizumi, K. Kawakami, K. Tokoyoda, T. Enomoto, Y. Yatsu, N. Kawai, T. Nakamori, J. Kataoka, S. Kubo

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Abstract

"Tsubame" is a university-built small satellite mission that measures polarization of hard X-ray photons (30-100 keV) from gamma-ray bursts (GRB) using azimuthal angle anisotropy of Compton scattering. The satellite is intended for a piggy-back launch on the H-IIA rocket. It uses Control moment gyros to quickly orient itself to GRBs within 15 seconds from triggers. We are now developing the engineering model of the two detector systems on Tsubame, the polarimeter and the bust monitor. In this paper, we present an overview of the Tsubame mission, and detail of development of engineering model of our polarimeter and burst monitor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRadio Pulsars
Subtitle of host publicationAn Astrophysical Key to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
Pages355-357
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 23
EventRadio Pulsars: An Astrophysical Key to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe - Chia (Sardinia), Italy
Duration: 2010 Oct 102010 Oct 15

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1357
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceRadio Pulsars: An Astrophysical Key to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
CountryItaly
CityChia (Sardinia)
Period10/10/1010/10/15

Keywords

  • Gamma-ray bursts
  • Polarimetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Toizumi, T., Kawakami, K., Tokoyoda, K., Enomoto, T., Yatsu, Y., Kawai, N., Nakamori, T., Kataoka, J., & Kubo, S. (2011). The small satellite "tsubame" for polarimetry of GRBs. In Radio Pulsars: An Astrophysical Key to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe (pp. 355-357). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1357). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3615157