(Ultraviolet Transient Astronomy Satellite)
(plan for a satellite to detect UV transients)
(for Ultraviolet Transient Astronomy Satellite)
is a planned space Schmidt camera to
detect near-UV 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.
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