UFFO/Lomonosov: The Payload for the Observation of Early Photons from Gamma Ray Bursts

I. H. Park, M. I. Panasyuk, V. Reglero, P. Chen, A. J. Castro-Tirado, S. Jeong, V. Bogomolov, S. Brandt, C. Budtz-Jørgensen, S. H. Chang, Y. Y. Chang, C. R. Chen, C. W. Chen, H. S. Choi, P. Connell, C. Eyles, G. Gaikov, G. Garipov, J. J. Huang, M. H.A. HuangH. M. Jeong, J. E. Kim, M. B. Kim, S. W. Kim, H. K. Lee, J. Lee, H. Lim, C. Y. Lin, T. C. Liu, J. W. Nam, V. Petrov, J. Ripa, J. M. Rodrigo, S. Svertilov, M. Z. Wang, I. Yashin

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Abstract

The payload of the UFFO (Ultra-Fast Flash Observatory)-pathfinder now onboard the Lomonosov spacecraft (hereafter UFFO/Lomonosov) is a dedicated instrument for the observation of GRBs. Its primary aim is to capture the rise phase of the optical light curve, one of the least known aspects of GRBs. Fast response measurements of the optical emission of GRB will be made by a Slewing Mirror Telescope (SMT), a key instrument of the payload, which will open a new frontier in transient studies by probing the early optical rise of GRBs with a response time in seconds for the first time. The SMT employs a rapidly slewing mirror to redirect the optical axis of the telescope to a GRB position prior determined by the UFFO Burst Alert Telescope (UBAT), the other onboard instrument, for the observation and imaging of X-rays. UFFO/Lomonosov was launched successfully from Vostochny, Russia on April 28, 2016, and will begin GRB observations after completion of functional checks of the Lomonosov spacecraft. The concept of early GRB photon measurements with UFFO was reported in 2012. In this article, we will report in detail the first mission, UFFO/Lomonosov, for the rapid response to GRB observations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number14
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Volume214
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 1

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Park, I. H., Panasyuk, M. I., Reglero, V., Chen, P., Castro-Tirado, A. J., Jeong, S., ... Yashin, I. (2018). UFFO/Lomonosov: The Payload for the Observation of Early Photons from Gamma Ray Bursts. Space Science Reviews, 214(1), [14]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-017-0444-7
Park, I. H. ; Panasyuk, M. I. ; Reglero, V. ; Chen, P. ; Castro-Tirado, A. J. ; Jeong, S. ; Bogomolov, V. ; Brandt, S. ; Budtz-Jørgensen, C. ; Chang, S. H. ; Chang, Y. Y. ; Chen, C. R. ; Chen, C. W. ; Choi, H. S. ; Connell, P. ; Eyles, C. ; Gaikov, G. ; Garipov, G. ; Huang, J. J. ; Huang, M. H.A. ; Jeong, H. M. ; Kim, J. E. ; Kim, M. B. ; Kim, S. W. ; Lee, H. K. ; Lee, J. ; Lim, H. ; Lin, C. Y. ; Liu, T. C. ; Nam, J. W. ; Petrov, V. ; Ripa, J. ; Rodrigo, J. M. ; Svertilov, S. ; Wang, M. Z. ; Yashin, I. / UFFO/Lomonosov : The Payload for the Observation of Early Photons from Gamma Ray Bursts. In: Space Science Reviews. 2018 ; Vol. 214, No. 1.
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In: Space Science Reviews, Vol. 214, No. 1, 14, 01.02.2018.

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Park IH, Panasyuk MI, Reglero V, Chen P, Castro-Tirado AJ, Jeong S et al. UFFO/Lomonosov: The Payload for the Observation of Early Photons from Gamma Ray Bursts. Space Science Reviews. 2018 Feb 1;214(1). 14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-017-0444-7