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X- and Gamma-Ray Bursts, 5-228 keV

NSSDCA ID: 1978-079A-14

Mission Name: ISEE 3
Principal Investigator:Prof. Kinsey A. Anderson


This experiment was designed to provide continuous coverage of solar-flare X rays and transient cosmic gamma-ray bursts. Detectors were a xenon-filled proportional counter (5-14 keV in 6 channels) and a NaI scintillator (12-1250 keV in 12 channels). There were four operating modes: normal, flare-1, flare-2, and gamma-burst. In the normal mode, the time resolution was 0.5 to 4 s, depending on the channel. In the gamma-burst mode, the best time resolution was 0.25 to 125 ms and used stored data.

Alternate Names

  • ISEE3/X-andGamma-RayBursts,5-228keV


  • Astronomy: Cosmic Ray
  • Solar Physics: X-Ray

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. H. Kent Hills



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Sharad R. KaneOther InvestigatorUniversity of California,
Dr. Ray W. KlebesadelOther InvestigatorLos Alamos National
Dr. W. Doyle EvansOther InvestigatorLos Alamos National Laboratory
Prof. Kinsey A. AndersonPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of California,

Selected References

  • Anderson, K. A., et al., X-ray spectrometer experiment aboard the ISEE-C (Heliocentric) spacecraft, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Electron., GE-16, No. 3, 157-159, doi:10.1109/TGE.1978.294537, July 1978.
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