The SVOM Launch: En route for the transient hunt
Jérôme RODRIGUEZ, Bertrand CORDIER & Damien TURPIN
Mardi 25/06/2024, 10:00
Bat 713, salle de séminaires Galilée , CEA Saclay, Orme des Merisiers

The Space-based multi-band astronomical Variable Objects Monitor (SVOM) is a Sino-French mission planned to be launched on June 22nd 2024 from Xichang China. The launch of the satellite opens the time when scientists will step up and start exploiting the data. SVOM, however, is already a long-term project during which the involvement of engineers, developers, and scientists has already been huge. In this presentation I will overview some of the aspects of the mission, the scientific programs and aims of the project, but also recall its history and try and acknowledge the involvement of many colleagues which permitted the achievement of this fantastic machine. I will also introduce some of the novelties and specificities of the mission, in particular all the aspects dedicated to the time domain astronomy and real time analysis, implying the development of a dedicated science center, specific tools, and shifts for a certain of us as burst advocates. Finally we will (try to) have a zoom with those of us that have attended the launch in China, so that they can share with us their feeling of the launch and first impressions post launch, in this opening scientific exploitation era. 

The talk will be given in French with slides in English.

Contact local : Pierre-Antoine FRUGIER

Organisation : Frédéric GALLIANO

Contact : Frederic GALLIANO


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