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ULTRASAT

(Ultraviolet Transient Astronomy Satellite)
(plan for a satellite to detect UV transients)

ULTRASAT (for Ultraviolet Transient Astronomy Satellite) is a planned space Schmidt camera to detect near ultraviolet transients. Aims include supernova discovery, GW detection counterparts, and tidal disruption events. A 3-year operational lifetime is planned, with a 2023 launch. It is to have a 210 square degree FOV, and is expected to detect on the order of a hundred transients per day, with the aim of alerting potential observers within 20 minutes for followup.


(spacecraft,telescope,ultraviolet,transients)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ULTRASAT
https://www.weizmann.ac.il/ultrasat/
http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~vikram/bne_talks/ofek.pdf
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
220nm1.4PHz5.7eVbeginULTRASAT
280nm1.1PHz4.5eVendULTRASAT

Referenced by pages:
ultraviolet astronomy

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