A. Pal (Konkoly Observatory), J. Ripa, M. Dafcikova, 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 Metropolitan U.), M. Moritaki (U.
Tokyo), T. Kano (U. Michigan) -- the GRBAlpha collaboration.
The long-duration GRB 221119A (Fermi/GBM detection: GCN Circ. 32950;
GECAM-B detection at 2022-11-19 15:02:54.65 UT, trigg. num. 72; also
detected by INTEGRAL/SPI-ACS) was detected by the GRBAlpha 1U CubeSat (Pal
et al. Proc. SPIE 2020). The first double-peaked signal, acquired with a
1-second cadence was confirmed with a ~14 sigma detection at the peak
times of 2022-11-19 15:02:55 and 15:02:58 UTC, respectively. In addition,
the presence, duration and amplitude of the second peak is also confirmed
by the GRBAlpha light curve 40-50 seconds after the double peaks. The T90
duration of this GRB is 54 seconds and the overall significance during T90
The light curve obtained by GRBAlpha is available here:
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, also allowing us the
retrieval with a small latency. We would like to thank the support of the
operators of the individual receiver stations as well as the maintenance
of the network itself.