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In-Flight Calibrations of UFFO-Pathfinder

  • J. Řípa (a1), S. Ahmad (a2), P. Barrillon (a2), S. Brandt (a3), C. Budtz-Jørgensen (a3), A.J. Castro-Tirado (a4), S.-H. Chang (a5), Y.-Y. Chang (a6), C.R. Chen (a5), P. Chen (a6), H.S. Choi (a7), Y.J. Choi (a8), P. Connell (a9), S. Dagoret-Campagne (a2), C. Eyles (a9), B. Grossan (a10), J.J. Huang (a6), M.-H.A. Huang (a11), S. Jeong (a12), A. Jung (a12), J.-E. Kim (a12), M.-B. Kim (a1), S.-W. Kim (a13), Y.-W. Kim (a1), A.S. Krasnov (a14), J. Lee (a1), H. Lim (a1), C.-Y. Lin (a5), E.V. Linder (a10), T.-C. Liu (a6), N. Lund (a3), K.W. Min (a8), G.-W. Na (a12), J.-W. Nam (a6), M.I. Panasyuk (a14), I.H. Park (a1), V. Reglero (a9), J.M. Rodrigo (a9), G.F. Smoot (a10), J.-E. Suh (a12), S. Svertilov (a14), N. Vedenkin (a14), M.-Z. Wang (a6), I. Yashin (a14) and the UFFO collaboration...

Abstract

The Ultra-Fast Flash Observatory (UFFO), which will be launched onboard the Lomonosov spacecraft, contains two crucial instruments: UFFO Burst Alert & Trigger Telescope (UBAT) for detection and localization of Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) and the fast-response Slewing Mirror Telescope (SMT) designed for the observation of the prompt optical/UV counterparts. Here we discuss the in-space calibrations of the UBAT detector and SMT telescope. After the launch, the observations of the standard X-ray sources such as pulsar in Crab nebula will provide data for necessary calibrations of UBAT. Several standard stars will be used for the photometric calibration of SMT. The celestial X-ray sources, e.g. X-ray binaries with bright optical sources in their close angular vicinity will serve for the cross-calibration of UBAT and SMT.

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  • ISSN: 1633-4760
  • EISSN: 1638-1963
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