Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 138, Number 3, September 1999Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Afterglow Era Contents Rome, November 3-6, 1998
|Page(s)||439 - 440|
|Published online||15 September 1999|
Observation of GRB afterglows with MAXI on JEM/ISS
The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, 2-1, Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
2 National Space Development Agency of Japan, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8505, Japan
3 Osaka University, Earth and Space Science, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan
4 Miyazaki University, Faculty of Engineering, Gakuen-kihanadai-nishi, Miyazaki 880-2155, Japan
Send offprint request to: A. Yoshida
Accepted: 9 July 1999
MAXI is an X-ray all-sky-monitor which will be on the Japanese Experiment Module of the International Space Station. Its objective is to monitor X-ray sources over the entire sky with the sensitivity of less than 3 mCrab in 1 day. The GRB afterglow is one possible objective. One could expect ~25 afterglows to be detected a year at the early stage with this experiment.
Key words: gamma-rays: bursts
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