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Launch Date: November 1, 1994

Extended Mission Lifetime: 2025+ (pending NASA and Roscosmos)

End of Operations: No specific requirement (no consumables, no significant degradation)

Data Archive: Ioffe Institute

Konus is a Russian gamma-ray spectrometer covering the 20 keV–20 MeV energy range with near-continuous full sky coverage. It is on-board the NASA Wind spacecraft which orbits around the Earth-Sun L1 Lagrange point. Konus is a key instrument for the InterPlanetary Network. Konus downlink latency is typically one day, determined by scheduling on the Deep Space Network.

GCN Notice Types in GCN Classic and GCN Classic Over Kafka: Detailed Descriptions and Examples

KONUS_LightcurveTrigger info and lightcurves~1 day

Common GCN Circular Types:

Observation of a GRB~1 dayGRB 210706A
Observation of SGR flares~1 daySGR 1935+2154
Follow-up of a gravitational wave trigger~1 dayLIGO/Virgo S200129m
Follow-up of an optical transient~1 dayZTF19abvizsw

Yearly Trigger Rates:

Solare flares0–100
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