Model of the Swift satellite

Model of the Swift satellite

R230/0076 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 36.3MB

Downloadable file size: 2.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Model of the Swift satellite. The Swift satellite detects gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), which are seemingly random flashes of gamma rays coming from random places that are billions of light years away from Earth. To capture the GRBs, Swift uses its Burst Alert Telescope (BAT), X-ray Telescope (XRT) and Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope (UVOT). BAT is highly sensitive, detecting more gamma-ray phenomena than other all-sky surveys. When BAT spots a GRB, Swift quickly responds by facing the GRB and capturing it with the XRT and UVOT. This study into GRBs began in November 2004, when Swift was launched into its low orbit around Earth. Photographed at the University of Leicester, UK.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 21st century, astronomical, astronomical satellite, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, bat, blastwave, britain, british, burst alert, bursts, gamma, gamma ray, gamma ray burst, gamma-ray burst, grb, grbs, lab, laboratory, leicester university, leicestershire, miniature, model, observatory, physical, physics, radiation, radiography, replica, satellite, spacecraft, swift, telescope, telescopes, uk, ultra-violet, ultraviolet, united kingdom, uvot, x-ray, xray, xrt

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.