New concept of small satellite, HETE-2 and its scientific activity

M. Matsuoka*, N. Kawai, A. Yoshida, T. Tamagawa, Y. Shirasaki, M. Suzuki, Y. Nakagawa, T. Sakamoto, R. Sato, G. Ricker, J. Doty, R. Vanderspek, G. Crew, J. Vilasenor, J. L. Atteia, E. E. Fenimore, M. Galassi, D. Q. Lamb, C. Graziani, K. HurleyJ. G. Jernigan, S. Woosley, F. Martel, G. Monnelly, G. Prigozhin, J. F. Olive, J. P. Dezalay, M. Boer, T. Cline, J. Braga, R. Manchanda, G. Pizzichini, A. Levine, E. Morgan, N. Butler, T. Kotani, J. Kotoku, K. Torii, Y. Urata, M. Arimoto, N. Ishikawa, A. Kobayashi, M. Maeto, T. Shimokawabe, S. Sugita, K. Tanaka, M. Yamauchi

*この研究の対応する著者

研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

HETE-2 (High Energy Transient Explorer-2) has made remarkable observations of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) since HETE-2 was launched in October, 2000. HETE-2 can perform the prompt notification of gamma-ray bursts with onboard computer and ground receiving system. The concept of data processing system of HETE-2 is contrived to follow a short bursting astronomical objects such as gamma-ray bursts. HETE-2 is the first small satellite which has achieved a prompt alert system of gamma-ray burst locations calculated by onboard computer. Thus researchers of gamma-ray bursts can access the accurate location of bursts observed with HETE-2 through internet. HETE-2 has observed many gamma-ray bursts alerted their locations; i.e., a few to several bursts every month. Thus, optical, radio and X-ray observatories have made follow-up observations promptly. As a result a considerable number of optical transients are discovered and then their detailed observations are made. In this paper we report a unique concept of HETE-2, a gamma-ray observation satellite and some remarkable results obtained by HETE-2.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルInternational Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005
ページ2092-2098
ページ数7
3
出版ステータスPublished - 2005
外部発表はい
イベントInternational Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005 - Fukuoka
継続期間: 2005 10月 172005 10月 21

Other

OtherInternational Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005
CityFukuoka
Period05/10/1705/10/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 宇宙惑星科学
  • 航空宇宙工学

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