Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 138, Number 3, September 1999Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Afterglow Era Contents Rome, November 3-6, 1998
|Page(s)||553 - 555|
|Published online||15 September 1999|
Present and future gamma-ray burst experiments
University of California at Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720-7450, U.S.A.
Send offprint request to: K. Hurley
Accepted: 3 April 1999
Gamma-ray burst counterpart studies require small, prompt error boxes. Today, there are several missions which can provide them: BeppoSAX, the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer, and the 3rd Interplanetary Network. In the near future, HETE-II, a possible extended Interplanetary Network, and INTEGRAL will operate in this capacity. In the longer term future, a dedicated gamma-ray burst MIDEX mission may fly. The capabilities of these missions are reviewed, comparing the number of bursts, the rapidity of the localizations, and the error box sizes.
Key words: instrumentation: detectors / space vehicles / gamma-rays: bursts
© European Southern Observatory (ESO), 1999