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High Energy Transient Explorer

(2000s space multi-band GRB observatory)

High Energy Transient Explorer (HETE) is the name of two GRB space observatories, the first never reaching operation (in 1996, HETE-1) and a follow-on (HETE-2) with the same goals that was successfully deployed in 2000 and remained in operation until 2008. HETE was an international effort, launched by NASA. The goal was multi-wavelength observation of GRBs, including X-ray and ultraviolet observations. At any moment, it monitored a limited FOV, necessarily away from the Sun, also avoiding the Moon, but could sometimes narrow the direction to within that FOV down to less than square degree. Instruments:

(telescope,gamma rays,X-ray,ultraviolet,transients,spacecraft,NASA)
Further reading:
HH4043mission's ID

Referenced by pages:
Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
ultraviolet astronomy