Name BurstCube
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Organisation NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US

Autonomously detect gamma ray bursts (GRBs) onboard to detect fading broadband afterglows.


Autonomously detect gamma ray bursts (GRBs) onboard and rapidly downlink data to maximize chances of detecting fading broadband afterglows. It will increase the likelihood of coincident detection and the number of short GRBs that can be correlated with gravitational wave signals. BurstCube will provide astrophysical context, evidence of extreme physical process and rare, dramatic end-stage stellar evolution.

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Last modified: 2023-06-03
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