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GCN Circular 32917

Subject
GRB 221107A: Detection by GRBAlpha
Date
2022-11-07T18:50:11Z (a year ago)
From
Marianna Dafcikova at Masaryk University <500025@mail.muni.cz>
M. Dafcikova, J. Ripa (Masaryk U.), A. Pal (Konkoly Observatory), N. Werner (Masaryk U.), M. Ohno, H. Takahashi (Hiroshima U.), L. Meszaros, B. Csak (Konkoly Observatory), F. Munz, N. Husarikova, J.-P. Breuer, M. Topinka, F. Hroch (Masaryk U.), T. Urbanec, M. Kasal,  A. Povalac (Brno U. of Technology), J. Hudec, J. Kapus, M. Frajt (Spacemanic s.r.o), R. Laszlo, M. Koleda (Needronix s.r.o), M. Smelko, P. Hanak, P. Lipovsky (Technical U. of Kosice), G. Galgoczi (Wigner Research Center/Eotvos U.), Y. Uchida, H. Poon, H. Matake (Hiroshima U.), N. Uchida (ISAS/JAXA), T. Bozoki (Eotvos U.), G. Dalya (Eotvos U.), T. Enoto (Kyoto U.), Zs. Frei (Eotvos U.), G. Friss (Eotvos U.), Y. Fukazawa, K. Hirose (Hiroshima U.), S. Hisadomi (Nagoya U.), Y. Ichinohe (Rikkyo U.), K. Kapas (Eotvos U.), L. L. Kiss (Konkoly Observatory),  T. Mizuno (Hiroshima U.), K. Nakazawa (Nagoya U.), H. Odaka (Univ of Tokyo), J. Takatsy (Eotvos U.), K. Torigoe (Hiroshima U.), N. Kogiso, M. Yoneyama (Osaka Metropo
 litan U.), M. Moritaki (U. Tokyo), T. Kano (U. Michigan) -- the GRBAlpha collaboration.

The long-duration GRB 221107A (Fermi/GBM detection: GCN Circ. 32913, Swift/BAT detection: GCN Circ. 32915) was detected by the GRBAlpha 1U CubeSat (Pal et al. Proc. SPIE 2020).

The 9.3 sigma detection was confirmed at the peak time 2022-11-07 01:22:58.2 UTC. The light curve shows a double-peak structure with a T90 duration of 265 s.

The light curve obtained by GRBAlpha is available here:
https://grbalpha.konkoly.hu/static/share/GRB221107A_GCN.pdf

GRBAlpha, launched on 2021 March 22, is a demonstration mission for a future CubeSat constellation (Werner et al. Proc. SPIE 2018). Its detector consists of a 75 x 75 x 5 mm^3 CsI(Tl) scintillator read out by a SiPM array, covering the energy range from ~50 keV to ~1000 keV. To increase the duty cycle and the downlink rate, we are continuously upgrading the on-board data acquisition software stack. The ground segment is also supported by the radio amateur community, and it takes advantage of the SatNOGS network for increased data downlink volume.
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