Gamma-Ray Burst Observations by Pioneer Venus Orbiter

@article{Evans1979GammaRayBO,
  title={Gamma-Ray Burst Observations by Pioneer Venus Orbiter},
  author={W. D. Evans and J. P. Glore and Ray W. Klebesadel and John G. Laros and E. R. Tech and Richard Spalding},
  journal={Science},
  year={1979},
  volume={205},
  pages={119 - 121}
}
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Grahek of Sandia Laboratories for power supply and ground support equipment design and fabrication
    This study was sponsored jointly by NASA, under contract A-98331A, and the Department of Energy
    • F. J. Wymer of Sandia Laboratories
    • 1979
    Supported in part by NASA contract NAS2-9478 and by the University of Southern Califor-References and Notes
      Wymer of Sandia Laboratories for logics design
        LASL, for data analysis support. We also thank the Pioneer Venus team at Ames Research Center, especially L. Yee and R. B. Pittman for supervision during design and ground testing