HETE2GRB - HETE-2 Gamma-Ray Bursts
HETE-2 (the High Energy Transient Explorer) is an international mission
designed to help unravel the mystery of Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs). The primary
goal of HETE-2 is to determine the origin and nature of cosmic gamma-ray
bursts (GRBs) by simultaneous observation of soft and medium X-rays and
gamma-rays to provide precise localization of GRBs and identification of
counterparts to these explosions. HETE-2 carries three science instruments: a
set of wide-field gamma-ray spectrometers (FREGATE), a wide-field X-ray
monitor (WXM, and a set of soft X-ray cameras (SXC) HETE-2 was launched on
October 9, 2000, and declared fully operational on February 6, 2001.
The contents of this HEASARC database table are based on the burst summary
web pages created at MIT at the http://space.mit.edu/HETE/Bursts/. The
HEASARC table will be updated on a twice-per-week basis shortly after whenever
the MIT web pages are updated.
The HETE2GRB database table summarizes the gamma-ray bursts that have been
identified by HETE-2.
For more information about HETE-2 please see the HETE-2 archive website:
The folowing HETE-2 data products associated with each gamma-ray burst are
available for download:
HETE-2 Burst Summary Pages at MIT (WEBPAGE):
Link to the specific web page on the http://space.mit.edu/HETE/Bursts/ web
site with detailed information for each burst.
HETE-2 Burst Lightcurves (LC):
The light curve file for the burst in FITS format.
HETE-2 Instruments Data (DATA):
All the data recorded for each active HETE-2 instrument.
The designation of the gamma-ray burst (GRB), based on the date of the
The HETE-2 identification of the event.
The corresponding Gamma-ray Burst Coordinates Network (GCN)
trigger number, if there was one.
The trigger time (UTC) of the burst.
The primary HETE-2 instrument that detected the event.
The time scale of the trigger, in seconds.
The energy range in which the burst was detected, in keV.
Any comments made by the scientists concerning the event.
The designation of the gamma-ray burst (GRB), based on the date of the burst
event, encoded in HTML as a link to the corresponding MIT HETE-2 Burst Summary
Questions regarding the HETE2GRB database table can be addressed to the
HEASARC User Hotline.
If you have any problems, please consult the help
page or mail firstname.lastname@example.org