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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