Swift News


Mission Press Releases

  • Gamma-Ray Bursts: A 3d Step Toward Standard Candles
    Sonoma State University - Tuesday, June 21, 2016
    Posted on: 6/21/2016 6:42:09 PM PDT

  • Space scientists at the University of Leicester celebrate a decade of discoveries with NASA’s Swift satellite
    University of Leicester - Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    Posted on: 11/18/2014 6:00:33 PM PDT

  • Swift satellite gets ringing endorsement from NASA
    University of Leicester - Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    Posted on: 5/27/2014 2:06:18 PM PDT

  • NASA's Swift Satellite Discovers A New Black Hole In Our Galaxy
    NASA HQ - Friday, October 5, 2012
    Posted on: 10/5/2012 6:20:35 PM PDT

  • NASA's Swift Finds a Gamma-Ray Burst With a Dual Personality
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, November 30, 2011
    Posted on: 11/30/2011 7:56:14 PM PDT

  • NASA'S Swift Satellite Spots Black Hole Devouring A Star
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, August 24, 2011
    Posted on: 8/24/2011 6:38:00 PM PDT

  • NASA Holds Media Briefing On Results Of Black Hole Survey
    NASA HQ - Monday, May 24, 2010
    Posted on: 5/24/2010 11:16:33 AM PDT

  • NASA's Swift catches 500th gamma-ray burst
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Monday, April 19, 2010
    Posted on: 4/19/2010 6:06:58 PM PDT

  • Newborn Black Holes May Add Power to Many Exploding Stars
    Marshall Space Flight Center - Wednesday, January 27, 2010
    Posted on: 1/27/2010 1:10:12 PM PDT

  • Swift Makes Best-Ever UV Portrait of Andromeda Galaxy
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Wednesday, September 16, 2009
    Posted on: 9/16/2009 9:31:49 PM PDT

  • Keck Study Sheds New Light on 'Dark' Gamma-ray Bursts
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Saturday, June 27, 2009
    Posted on: 6/27/2009 1:17:54 PM PDT

  • New from NASA: European satellites probe a new magnetar
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Tuesday, June 16, 2009
    Posted on: 6/16/2009 5:44:05 PM PDT

  • Farthest Known Object: New Gamma-Ray Burst Smashes Cosmic Distance Record
    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - Tuesday, April 28, 2009
    Posted on: 4/28/2009 9:46:11 AM PDT

  • NASA's Swift Satellite Comet Tally Highlighted
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Friday, April 24, 2009
    Posted on: 4/24/2009 4:45:58 PM PDT

  • NASA's Swift, Fermi Probe Fireworks From a Flaring Gamma-Ray Star
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, February 10, 2009
    Posted on: 2/10/2009 9:57:30 AM PDT

  • NASA's SWIFT Shows Active Galaxies are Different Near and Far
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Tuesday, January 6, 2009
    Posted on: 1/6/2009 1:50:15 PM PDT

  • NASA's Swift Looks to Comets for a Cool View
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Wednesday, December 3, 2008
    Posted on: 12/3/2008 4:26:32 PM PDT

  • NASA to Announce Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Findings
    NASA HQ - Monday, September 8, 2008
    Posted on: 9/8/2008 7:53:49 PM PDT

  • NASA's SWIFT Satellite Catches FIrst Supernova in the Act of Exploding
    Goddard Institute for Space Studies - Wednesday, May 21, 2008
    Posted on: 5/21/2008 1:29:01 PM PDT

  • NASA Satellite Detects Record Gamma Ray Burst Explosion Halfway Across The Universe
    NASA HQ - Thursday, March 20, 2008
    Posted on: 3/20/2008 2:32:56 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • NASA Solicitation: SWIFT Mission
    Goddard Space Flight Center - December 14, 2012
    Posted on: 12/14/2012 7:35:42 PM PDT

  • Swift Trigger 28742: False trigger due to star tracker loss
    Goddard Space Flight Center - August 10, 2007
    Posted on: 8/10/2007 7:03:13 PM PDT

  • NASA SWIFT Update 8 May 2007
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 8, 2007
    Posted on: 5/8/2007 6:44:34 AM PDT

  • NASA SWIFT Update 6 May 2007
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 8, 2007
    Posted on: 5/8/2007 6:43:48 AM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060526: Swift detection of a burst with x-ray and optical afterglow
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 26, 2006
    Posted on: 5/26/2006 7:04:21 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060526: Continued emission for the Swift burst
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 26, 2006
    Posted on: 5/26/2006 7:04:00 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB060526 - SDSS Pre-burst Observations
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 26, 2006
    Posted on: 5/26/2006 7:03:30 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060526: Watcher Observations
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 26, 2006
    Posted on: 5/26/2006 7:03:10 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060526: ROTSE-III Observations of Optical Counterpart
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 26, 2006
    Posted on: 5/26/2006 7:02:37 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060526: TNG optical observations
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 26, 2006
    Posted on: 5/26/2006 7:02:18 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060526: Swift/XRT Team refined analysis
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 26, 2006
    Posted on: 5/26/2006 7:01:51 PM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060522: Swift detection of a burst with possible optical afterglow
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 24, 2006
    Posted on: 5/24/2006 8:48:09 AM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060522: TNG optical observations
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 24, 2006
    Posted on: 5/24/2006 8:47:50 AM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060522: REM NIR observations
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 24, 2006
    Posted on: 5/24/2006 8:47:25 AM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060522: Swift-BAT Refined Analysis
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 24, 2006
    Posted on: 5/24/2006 8:47:08 AM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060522: Swift/XRT Team refined analysis
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 24, 2006
    Posted on: 5/24/2006 8:46:45 AM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB060522: z = 5.11 Keck-LRIS Redshift
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 24, 2006
    Posted on: 5/24/2006 8:46:26 AM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060522: Swift/UVOT Observations of the Optical Afterglow
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 24, 2006
    Posted on: 5/24/2006 8:45:59 AM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060522: Swift/UVOT Observations: Correction
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 24, 2006
    Posted on: 5/24/2006 8:45:31 AM PDT

  • NASA Swift: GRB 060515: Swift detection of a burst
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 15, 2006
    Posted on: 5/15/2006 12:26:13 PM PDT