The Swift gamma-ray burst mission

@article{Gehrels2004TheSG,
  title={The Swift gamma-ray burst mission},
  author={N. Gehrels and N. White and S. Barthelmy and F. Marshall and L. Angelini and L. Barbier and T. Cline and Cummings and K. Gendreau and H. Krimm and C. Markwardt and B. Mattson and R. Mushotzky and J. Norris and A. Parsons and A. Smale and J. Tueller and W. Zhang and G. Chincarini and T. Belloni and S. Campana and O. Citterio and G. Ghisellini and G. Tagliaferri and F. Zerbi and P. Giommi and K. Mason and Cropper and J. Nousek and D. Burrows and P. M{\'e}sz{\'a}ros and P. Roming and M. Chester and E. Feigelson and G. Garmire and J. Hill and S. Hunsberger and L. Townsley and A. Wells and R. Willingale and L. R. Cominsky and K. Hurley and P. Caraveo and A. Dean and E. Fenimore and D. Palmer and D. Frail and A. Fruchter and J. Rhoads and J. Greiner and W. Voges and Kulkarni and P. Kumar and B. Schaefer and F. Lebrun and J. Paul and N. Lloyd-Ronning and C. Reynolds and J. Osborne and A. Short and M. Turner and M. Ward and B. Paczyński and H. Park and M. Rees and T. Sasseen and I. Smith and L. Stella and T. Takahashi and M. Tashiro and M. Vietri},
  journal={Scopus},
  year={2004}
}
The Swift mission, scheduled for launch in 2004, is a multiwavelength observatory for gamma-ray burst (GRB) astronomy. It is a first-of-its-kind autonomous rapid-slewing satellite for transient astronomy and pioneers the way for future rapid-reaction and multiwavelength missions. It will be far more powerful than any previous GRB mission, observing more than 100 bursts yr � 1 and performing detailed X-ray and UV/optical afterglow observations spanning timescales from 1 minute to several days… Expand
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