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The High Energy Transient Explorer Mission (HETE-2)

The HETE-2 program is an international collaboration to help unravel the mystery of Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs). The primary goal of HETE-2 is to determine the origin and nature of cosmic gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) by simultaneous observation of soft and medium X-rays and gamma-rays to provide precise localization of GRB's and identification of counterparts to these explosions. HETE-2 was launched on October 9, 2000 and declared fully operational on February 6, 2001.

HETE-2 carries three science instruments:

  • a set of wide-field gamma-ray spectrometers (FREGATE)
  • a wide-field X-ray monitor (WXM)
  • a set of soft X-ray cameras (SXC)
HETE-2 Consortium Institutions:
The HETE-2 Satellite

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Last modified Monday, 21-May-2007 19:01:54 EDT