In-flight calibrations of UFFO-pathfinder

J. Řípa, S. Ahmad, P. Barrillon, S. Brandt, C. Budtz-Jørgensen, A. J. Castro-Tirado, S. H. Chang, Y. Y. Chang, C. R. Chen, P. Chen, H. S. Choi, Y. J. Choi, P. Connell, S. Dagoret-Campagne, C. Eyles, B. Grossan, J. J. Huang, M. H.A. Huang, S. Jeong, A. JungJ. E. Kim, M. B. Kim, S. W. Kim, Y. W. Kim, A. S. Krasnov, J. Lee, H. Lim, C. Y. Lin, E. V. Linder, T. C. Liu, N. Lund, K. W. Min, G. W. Na, J. W. Nam, M. I. Panasyuk, I. H. Park, V. Reglero, J. M. Rodrigo, G. F. Smoot, J. E. Suh, S. Svertilov, N. Vedenkin, M. Z. Wang, I. Yashin

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Abstract

The Ultra-Fast Flash Observatory (UFFO), which will be launched onboard the Lomonosov spacecraft, contains two crucial instruments: UFFO Burst Alert & Trigger Telescope (UBAT) for detection and localization of Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) and the fast-response Slewing Mirror Telescope (SMT) designed for the observation of the prompt optical/UV counterparts. Here we discuss the in-space calibrations of the UBAT detector and SMT telescope. After the launch, the observations of the standard X-ray sources such as pulsar in Crab nebula will provide data for necessary calibrations of UBAT. Several standard stars will be used for the photometric calibration of SMT. The celestial X-ray sources, e.g. X-ray binaries with bright optical sources in their close angular vicinity will serve for the cross-calibration of UBAT and SMT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-581
Number of pages3
JournalEAS Publications Series
Volume61
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 11
Event2012 Gamma-Ray Burst Symposium, GRB 2012 - Malaga, Spain
Duration: 2012 Oct 82012 Oct 12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Engineering(all)
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Řípa, J., Ahmad, S., Barrillon, P., Brandt, S., Budtz-Jørgensen, C., Castro-Tirado, A. J., Chang, S. H., Chang, Y. Y., Chen, C. R., Chen, P., Choi, H. S., Choi, Y. J., Connell, P., Dagoret-Campagne, S., Eyles, C., Grossan, B., Huang, J. J., Huang, M. H. A., Jeong, S., ... Yashin, I. (2013). In-flight calibrations of UFFO-pathfinder. EAS Publications Series, 61, 579-581. https://doi.org/10.1051/eas/1361093