24 July 2014 The French payload on-board the SVOM French-Chinese mission
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The SVOM (Space-based multi-band astronomical Variable Objects Monitor) French-Chinese mission is dedicated to the detection, localization and study of Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) and other high-energy transient phenomena. We first present the major principles of the SVOM system including the alert system providing near-real-time GRB localizations to large ground-based telescopes. Then the paper describes the definition of the SVOM payload and more particularly the French payload composed of the ECLAIRs instrument, dedicated to GRB detection and positioning, and the MXT instrument, dedicated to GRB followup observation in soft X-ray band.
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Karine Mercier, François Gonzalez, Martine Jouret-Perl, Jean-Luc Atteia, Pierre Mandrou, Roger Pons, Stéphane Basa, Bertrand Cordier, Diego Götz, Frederic Pinsard, Stéphane Schanne, Cyril Lachaud, Jianyan Wei, Shuangnan Zhang, "The French payload on-board the SVOM French-Chinese mission", Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 914422 (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055163; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055163
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