The scientific payload
The SVOM mission will operate a set of four instruments in space that
constitute the scientific payload of the satellite.
ECLAIRs is a 2D-coded mask
imager sensitive from 4 to 250 keV, with a field of view of 80°x 80° and
a localization accuracy better than 10', at 7 s. It will deliver
triggers by seeking continuously for the appearance of new transient
sources in the hard X-ray energy domain, and by determining their
localization on the sky. When a new source candidate is detected, an
alert will be automatically transmitted to the satellite and to the
ground within 1 minute via a VHF network. more...