Publications

The Swift Launch Litho
Thumbnail of the Swift Litho The Swift launch litho is a one-page litho that describes the science of NASA's Swift mission, as well as providing an activity for students to do on the back. It was produced in September 2004 for distribution at the Swift launch.

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The Swift Launch Fact Sheet
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The Swift launch fact sheet is a four-page color brochure that describes the science of NASA's Swift mission, as well as providing tables that summarize the instrumental parameters and the follow-up team participants. It was produced in September 2004 for distribution at the Swift launch and was updated two years after launch, in November 2006.

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The Swift Fact Sheet
Thumbnail of the Swift Fact Sheet. This fact sheet briefly describes the Swift mission, its instruments, and ground system. Also included are tables listing the instrument parameters and a listing of the major institutions involved. The fact sheet will be updated as needed. Last update: July 2004.

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The 2001 Swift Brochure
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"Catching Gamma-Ray Bursts on the Fly ... Gamma-ray bursts are distant explosions that represent the greatest release of energy the Universe has seen since the Big Bang. Satellites detect about one of these bursts a day, and scientists do not know what causes them. Now there is a satellite dedicated to addressing the gamma-ray burst mystery. Swift, a NASA mission with international participation, is planned for a 2003 launch. Swift will find hundreds of these powerful flashes of light each year."

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The Swift Glider
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The Swift satellite is named for an agile bird that catches its food on the fly. Now you can build a paper airplane designed to look like a Swift! The kit comes with pre-printed heavy-duty colored paper, and assembly only takes a few minutes.

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