BlackCAT Satellite

Spacecraft name BlackCAT (Black Hole Coded Aperture Telescope)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher not launched
Organization Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Country US
Manufacturer AIVT by ?
Operator ?
Costs $5.8M

Soft X-ray sky monitor for high-energy astrophysics.

  • Monitor deep space for high-redshift Gamma-ray Bursts (GRBs) using wide FOV.
  • Locate EM counterparts of gravitational wave events from black hole/neutron star mergers.
  • Monitor the sky and trigger alerts from high energy transient events (frequently associated with accreting black hole systems).
  • Technology development to create new opportunities for future constellations of CubeSats and/or larger missions.
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Last modified: 2024-05-29

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