The BurstCube mission is a Cubesat mission to detect gamma-ray burst events to send rapid alerts and provide initial detection for events, with a special focus on short (<2 s) gamma-ray burst targets and coincident observations with gravitational wave sources. It is proposed to have a six month mission span, but with options to extend operations based on initial success. It is not, however, intended to be a long duration mission, but rather a pathfinder for rapid deployment of low-cost science results.
Mission CharacteristicsLifetime : Late 2021–2022 (anticipated)
Energy Range : 50 keV–1 MeV
Special Features : rapid detection and source localization of gamma-ray burst sources.
Supporting electronics and communications equipment would provide rapid alerts upon event detection.Science Goals:
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The HEASARC is hiring! - Applications are now being accepted for a scientist with significant experience and interest in the technical aspects of astrophysics research, to work in the HEASARC at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD. Refer to the AAS Job register for full details.