Swift Italia Home Page
Swift is a NASA medium explorer (MIDEX) satellite developer by an international partecipation and dedicated to the study of gamma-ray bursts (GRB) science.

On board, SWIFT has three instruments (BAT, UVOT, XRT) working at different wavelenghts (gamma-ray, X-ray and optical) to observe, for the first time, bursts from the very beginning to the end.

the main mission objectives for SWIFT are to:

SWIFT is built to be fast, to swiftly turn and point its instruments at the burst and relay burst location within second:

OAB provided the optics for the X-Ray Telescope (XRT) and built a small rapid reaction automatic optical-infrared telescope, REM, dedicated to monitor the prompt IR/optical afterglow of gamma-ray bursts.

Webmaster: Dino Fugazza, Monica Sperandio
The italian partecipation is possible
thanks to the support by ASI
(contract I/R/039/04)