This paper describes the methods and results for the localization by triangulation of cosmic gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) independently observed by two space experiments: the Mercury Gamma-ray and Neutron Spectrometer (MGNS) and the High Energy Neutron Detector (HEND). MGNS is onboard the MPO/BepiColombo mission and on a stage of cruise to Mercury whereas HEND is onboard Mars Odyssey mission and in orbit around Mars. An analysis is performed of the accuracy of localization of the GRBs jointly observed by the two instruments at interplanetary distances by comparing their light curves. Notable achievements and scientific opportunities are described also in light of the recent inclusion of MGNS within the program of interplanetary network for gamma-ray burst localization (IPN).
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Planetary and Space Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
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- Gamma-ray burst
- Mars Odyssey