Welcome to the Alabama Burst Energetics eXplorer (ABEX)!

ABEX is a workforce development program architecting, designing, integrating, and realizing a 12U CubeSat that will probe the energy dissipation in astrophysical jets by observing a currently unexplored energy domain in the universe’s most energetic phenomena: Gamma-ray Bursts (GRBs). Understanding GRBs is a key element in both NASA’s Astrophysics Roadmap and the 2020 Astrophysics Decadal Survey as a laboratory for high-energy physics, compact object formation, and gravitational waves. This website provides a learning experience for satellite architecture and design and a program onboarding platform for both ABEX students and the general public.

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