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The scientific payload on-board the HERMES-TP and HERMES-SP CubeSat missions

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EVANGELISTA Y. FIORE F. FUSCHINO F. CAMPANA R. CERAUDO F. DEMENEV E. GUZMAN A. LABANTI C. LA ROSA G. FIORINI M. GANDOLA M. GRASSI M. MELE F. MILÁNKOVICH D. MORGANTE G. NOGARA P. PÁL A. PIAZZOLLA R. PLIEGO CABALLERO S. RASHEVSKAYA I. RUSSO F. SCIARRONE G. SOTTILE G. AMBROSINO F. AURICCHIO N. BARBERA M. BELLUTTI P. BERTUCCIO G. BORGHI G. CAO J. CHEN T. DILILLO G. FEROCI M. FICORELLA F. LO CICERO U. MALCOVATI P. MORBIDINI A. PAULETTA G. PICCIOTTO A. RACHEVSKI A. SANTANGELO A. TENZER C. VACCHI A. WANG L. XU Y. ZAMPA G. ZAMPA N. ZORZI N. BURDERI L. LAVAGNA M. BERTACIN R. LUNGHI P. MONGE A. NEGRI B. PIRROTTA S. PUCCETTI S. SANNA A. AMARILLI F. AMELINO-CAMELIA G. BECHINI M. CITOSSI M. COLAGROSSI A. CURZEL S. DELLA CASA G. CINELLI M. DEL SANTO M. DI SALVO T. ANITRA A. FERUGLIO C. FERRANDI F. FIORITO M. GACNIK D. GALGÓCZI G. GAMBINO A.F. GHIRLANDA G. GOMBOC A. KARLICA M. EFREMOV P. KOSTIC U. CLERICI A. LOPEZ FERNANDEZ B. MANCA A. MASELLI A. NAVA L. OHNO M. OTTOLIN D. PASQUALE A. PERRI M. PICCININ M. PRINETTO J. RIGGIO A. ŘÍPA Jakub PAPITTO A. PIRANOMONTE S. SCALA F. SELCAN D. SILVESTRINI S. ROTOVNIK T. TROISI I. VIRGILLI E. WERNER Norbert ZANOTTI G.

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proc. SPIE 11444, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 114441T
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Faculty of Science

Citation
Web https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2561018
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2561018
Keywords High Energy Astrophysics; HERMES; CubeSat; Payload; Space 4.0; Silicon Drift Detectors; GAGG; ASIC
Description HERMES (High Energy Rapid Modular Ensemble of Satellites) Technological and Scientific pathfinder is a space borne mission based on a LEO constellation of nano-satellites. The 3U CubeSat buses host new miniaturized detectors to probe the temporal emission of bright high-energy transients such as Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs). Fast transient localization, in a field of view of several steradians and with arcmin-level accuracy, is gained by comparing time delays among the same event detection epochs occurred on at least 3 nano-satellites. With a launch date in 2022, HERMES transient monitoring represents a keystone capability to complement the next generation of gravitational wave experiments. In this paper we will illustrate the HERMES payload design, highlighting the technical solutions adopted to allow a wide-energy-band and sensitive X-ray and gamma-ray detector to be accommodated in a Cubesat 1U volume together with its complete control electronics and data handling system.
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