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Development of the Burst and Transient Source Experiment (BATSE)The Burst and Transient Source Experiment (BATSE), one of four instruments on the Gamma Ray Observatory, consists of eight identical detector modules mounted on the corners of the spacecraft. Developed at MSFC, BATSE is the most sensitive gamma ray burst detector flown to date. Details of the assembly and test phase of the flight hardware development are presented. Results and descriptions of calibrations performed at MSFC, TRW, and KSC are documented extensively. With the presentation of each calibration results, the reader is provided with the means to access raw calibration data for further review or analysis.
Document ID
19910022692
Document Type
Other - NASA Reference Publication (RP)
Authors
Horack, J. M. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1991
Subject Category
ASTRONOMY
Report/Patent Number
M-668
NASA-RP-1268
NAS 1.61-1268
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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