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This paper sets out the case for PLS (Post Launch Support) for UK participation in SWIFT. This is a NASA mission, originally to be launched in June 2003 but this has been delayed to December 2003. SWIFT will be the first rapid response multiwave length observatory specifically designed to study the afterglow characteristics of gamma-ray bursts. The risk of higher a level of PLS than was contained in the Operating Plan ws highlighted in the SCAMP report and a review panel was instigated to look at costs. This paper explains the basis for the recommended awards, and invites the Science Committee to decide on what level of support to provide for SWIFT PLS, and whether it wishes to support the proposed UKSSDC (UK SWIFT Science Data Centre). It is recognised that if the Science Committee recommendation is greater than that allowed for in the Operating Plan it may be necessary to displace other planned programme.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Pilot
Grant Value: £512,000.00
Start Date: 01/01/2004
End Date: 31/03/2007
Project Status: funded
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