16 - 21 June 2024
Yokohama, Japan
Conference 13093 > Paper 13093-74
Paper 13093-74

The HERMES (High Energy Rapid Modular Ensemble of Satellites) Pathfinder mission

20 June 2024 • 13:20 - 13:40 Japan Standard Time | Room G414/415, North - 4F

Abstract

HERMES (High Energy Rapid Modular Ensemble of Satellites) Pathfinder is a space-borne mission based on a constellation of six nano-satellites flying in a low-Earth orbit (LEO). The 3U CubeSats, to be launched in early 2025, host miniaturized instruments with a hybrid Silicon Drift Detector/GAGG:Ce scintillator photodetector system, sensitive to X-rays and gamma-rays in a large energy band. HERMES will operate in conjunction with Australian Space Industry Responsive Intelligent Thermal (SpIRIT) 6U CubeSat, launched in December 2023. HERMES will probe the temporal emission of bright high-energy transients such as Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs), ensuring a fast transient localization in a field of view of several steradians exploiting the triangulation technique. HERMES intrinsically modular transient monitoring experiment represents a keystone capability to complement the next generation of gravitational wave experiments. In this paper we outline the scientific case, development and programmatic status of the mission.

Presenter

INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
Dr. Yuri Evangelista has over seventeen years’ experience developing instruments for space-borne instruments for high energy astrophysics, including payload design, development and management, AIV/T activities coordination, in-flight instrument calibrations and operations. His expertise also includes analysis and interpretation of astrophysical data of X-ray and Gamma sources, with special interest on GRBs, Galactic Black Hole candidates, low-mass and high-mass X-ray binaries, Pulsar Wind Nebulas (PWM). Dr. Evangelista is an expert in detector development for high-energy spectral-timing studies of compact galactic sources and extragalactic transients. Dr. Evangelista is the Payload Manager of the HERMES satellite constellation.
Application tracks: Astrophotonics
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