Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

2001 News

November 7, 2001

NASA's HETE Spots Rare Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglow

A rare optical afterglow of a gamma-ray burst, the most powerful type of explosion in the universe, was recently discovered by NASA's High Energy Transient Explorer (HETE), the first satellite dedicated to spotting these frequent yet random explosions that last only for a few seconds.
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August 10, 2001

Black Hole Hunter Instrument Tested in Flight at Edge of Space

Scientists have successfully tested a key instrument for a next-generation gamma-ray telescope that will ultimately stare down the barrel of massive black hole particle jets.
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March 27, 2001

NASA Chooses Contractors For Gamma-Ray Spacecraft Design Analysis

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has chosen the Lockheed Martin Corporation and TRW to perform its spacecraft accommodation study for the Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) Observatory.
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