Gamma-ray burst and afterglow astronomy 2001: a workshop celebrating the first year of the HETE mission, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 5-9 November 2001
This proceedings contains the papers from both the poster and oral presentations presented at the Workshop celebrating the first year of the HETE mission. The HETE mission, launched on 9 October 2000, has dramatically quickened the pace of GRB discoveries. By disseminating accurate burst coordinates to the astronomical community within a minute of the burst onset, HETE has made possible the panchromatic observation of the early, bright phases of the relativistic fireball expansion in several GRB afterglows. The scientific program covered the rapidly expanding range of GRB research, with roughly half of the sessions being devoted to prompt burst emission, and half to burst afterglows, both from observational and theoretical perspectives. In particular, 26 papers presented in the section on the HETE Satellite Mission comprise both a tutorial on the spacecraft and its instruments, as well as a summary of early scientific results. In addition, special sessions, such as the session devoted to soft gamma repeaters, were devoted to future missions and instrumentation.
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Mission and Science Overview
InFlight Performance and First Results of FREGATE
InOrbit Performance of the WXM WideField XRay Monitor
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2003 American Institute accretion Afterglow Astronomy 2001 angle angular Astrophysics background band baryon BATSE BeppoSAX black hole Burst and Afterglow cameras collapsar component correlation count rate decay detected detector disk distribution duration edited by G. R. electron emission energy range evolution field of view FIGURE fireball fluence FREGATE function G. R. Ricker Galactic gamma Gamma-Ray Burst GRB afterglows HETE Mission high energy host galaxy Institute of Physics instruments light curve localization Lorentz factor luminosity mass massive stars measured Monitor neutrino neutron star Observatory observed optical afterglows orbit parameters peak flux photon power law progenitors pulse R. K. Vanderspek redshift relativistic relativistic jet Ricker and R. K. sample sensitivity shock Soft Gamma Repeaters spacecraft spectral spectrum star formation stellar supernova synchrotron telescope tion transient trigger variability Workshop Celebrating X-ray