The lunar GRB mission is a statewide collobration between seven univeristeies across Alabama to develop a gamma-ray burst (GRB) payload for cislunar space. This mission is inteded to fly on SLS EM-2. UAH is heading up the project with responsability of management, system engineering, and science insturment development. Our mission is an entirely student led and run operation.
The lunar GRB payload will make dual measurements of GRB wavefronts with earth orbiting detectors. Utilizing the time difference from lunar distance, we can greatly improve the localization of these events in the sky.
Gamma-ray bursts are the most highly energtic events in the universe, revaling insights into fundamental phyics and stellar evolution. The localization ability gained from our mission will aid in determing the kind of objects that create such powerful events in the universe.
In addition to supporting GRB research, possible gravtional multimessgner science will also be possible with this mission. Shown on the right is a