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

NSSDC 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.


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

Additional Information

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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Ray W. KlebesadelOther InvestigatorLos Alamos National
Prof. Kinsey A. AndersonPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of California,
Dr. W. Doyle EvansOther InvestigatorLos Alamos National Laboratory 
Dr. Sharad R. KaneOther 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, July 1978.

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