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Swift

Swift

The Swift spacecraft in a hangar before launch.

The Swift spacecraft in a hangar before launch. (Credit: NASA)

Lifetime: November 2004 - present

Country (primary): United States

Primary Science

The Swift gamma-ray burst explorer is a three-telescope space observatory for studying gamma ray bursts (GRBs) and monitoring the afterglow in X-ray, and UV/Visible light at the location of a burst.

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A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC

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