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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 138, 439-440

Observation of GRB afterglows with MAXI on JEM/ISS

A. Yoshida1,2 - T. Mihara1,2 - M. Matsuoka1,2 - N. Kawai1,2 - T. Kotani1 - H. Negoro1 - H. Kubo1 - Y. Shirasaki1 - B.C. Rubin1 - K. Torii2 - H. Tsunemi3,2 - S. Kitamoto3 - K. Hayashida3 - E. Miyata3,2 - M. Yamauchi4

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1 - 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

Received January 21; accepted July 9, 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 3mCrab in 1 day. The GRB afterglow is one possible objective. One could expect $\sim$25 afterglows to be detected a year at the early stage with this experiment.

Key words: gamma-rays: bursts

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