17 September 2012 The slewing mirror telescope of the Ultra Fast Flash Observatory Pathfinder
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The Slewing Mirror Telescope (SMT) is a key telescope of Ultra-Fast Flash Observatory (UFFO) space project to explore the first sub-minute or sub-seconds early photons from the Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) afterglows. As the realization of UFFO, 20kg of UFFO-Pathfinder (UFFO-P) is going to be on board the Russian Lomonosov satellite in November 2012 by Soyuz-2 rocket. Once the UFFO Burst Alert & Trigger Telescope (UBAT) detects the GRBs, Slewing mirror (SM) will slew to bring new GRB into the SMT’s field of view rather than slewing the entire spacecraft. SMT can give a UV/Optical counterpart position rather moderated 4arcsec accuracy. However it will provide a important understanding of the GRB mechanism by measuring the sub-minute optical photons from GRBs. SMT can respond to the trigger over 35 degree x 35 degree wide field of view within 1 sec by using Slewing Mirror Stage (SMS). SMT is the reflecting telescope with 10cm Ritchey-Chretien type and 256 x 256 pixilated Intensified Charge-Coupled Device (ICCD). In this paper, we discuss the overall design of UFFO-P SMT instrument and payloads development status.
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S. Jeong, S. Jeong, S. Ahmad, S. Ahmad, P. Barrillon, P. Barrillon, S. Brandt, S. Brandt, C. Budtz-Jørgensen, C. Budtz-Jørgensen, A. J. Castro-Tirado, A. J. Castro-Tirado, P. Chen, P. Chen, Y. J. Choi, Y. J. Choi, P. Connell, P. Connell, S. Dagoret-Campagne, S. Dagoret-Campagne, C. Eyles, C. Eyles, B. Grossan, B. Grossan, M.-H. A. Huang, M.-H. A. Huang, A. Jung, A. Jung, J. E. Kim, J. E. Kim, M. B. Kim, M. B. Kim, S.-W. Kim, S.-W. Kim, Y. W. Kim, Y. W. Kim, A. S. Krasnov, A. S. Krasnov, J. Lee, J. Lee, H. Lim, H. Lim, E. V. Linder, E. V. Linder, T.-C. Liu, T.-C. Liu, N. Lund, N. Lund, K. W. Min, K. W. Min, G. W. Na, G. W. Na, J. W. Nam, J. W. Nam, I. H. Park, I. H. Park, M. I. Panasyuk, M. I. Panasyuk, J. Ripa, J. Ripa, V. Reglero, V. Reglero, J. M. Rodrigo, J. M. Rodrigo, G. F. Smoot, G. F. Smoot, J. E. Suh, J. E. Suh, S. Svertilov, S. Svertilov, N. Vedenkin, N. Vedenkin, M.-Z. Wang, M.-Z. Wang, I. Yashin, I. Yashin, K.-B. Ahn, K.-B. Ahn, "The slewing mirror telescope of the Ultra Fast Flash Observatory Pathfinder", Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 84432S (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926073; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926073


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