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11 March 2003 ECLAIRs: a microsatellite for the multiwavelength study of the gamma-ray burst prompt emission
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ECLAIRs is a microsatellite devoted to the multi-wavelength observation of the prompt emission of GRBs. For about 100 GRBs per year, ECLAIRs will provide high time resolution high sensitivity spectral coverage from a few eV up to a few hundred keV and localization to 10' in near real time. This capability is achieved by combining wide field optical and X-ray cameras sharing a common field of view with a coded-mask gamma camera providing the trigger and the localization of the bursts. ECLAIRs relies upon an international collaboration involving theoretical and hardware groups from Europe and the United States. In particular, it builds upon the extensive knowledge and expertise that is currently being gained with missions such as HETE-2 and INTEGRAL.
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Bertrand Cordier, Jaques Paul, Didier Barret, Gerald K. Skinner, Jean-Luc Atteia, and George R. Ricker Jr. "ECLAIRs: a microsatellite for the multiwavelength study of the gamma-ray burst prompt emission", Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.461345
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