Agile in orbit

M. Tavani, G. Barbiellini, A. Argan, A. Bulgarelli, P. Caraveo, A. Chen, V. Cocco, E. Costa, G. De Paris, E. Del Monte, G. Di Cocco, I. Donnarumma, M. Feroci, M. Fiorini, T. Froysland, M. Frutti, F. Fuschino, M. Galli, F. Gianotti, A. GiulianiC. Labanti, I. Lapshov, F. Lazzarotto, P. Lipari, F. Longo, M. Marisaldi, M. Mastropietro, E. Mattaini, F. Mauri, S. Mereghetti, E. Morelli, A. Morselli, L. Pacciani, A. Pellizzoni, F. Perotti, P. Picozza, C. Pontoni, G. Porrovecchio, M. Prest, G. Pucella, M. Rapisarda, E. Rossi, A. Rubini, P. Soffitta, A. Traci, M. Trifoglio, A. Trois, E. Vallazza, S. Vercellone, A. Zambra, D. Zanello, P. Giommi, A. Antonelli, C. Pittori

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Abstract

AGILE is an Italian Space Agency mission that will explore the gamma- ray Universe with a very innovative instrument combining for the first time a gamma-ray imager (sensitive in the range 30 MeV - 50 GeV) and a hard X-ray imager (sensitive in the range 18-60 keV). An optimal angular resolution and very large fields of view are obtained by the use of state- of-the-art Silicon detectors integrated in a very compact instrument. AGILE was successfully launched on April 23, 2007 from the Indian base of Sriharikota and was inserted in a low-particle background equatorial orbit. AGILE will provide crucial data for the study of Active Galactic Nuclei, Gamma-Ray Bursts, unidentified gamma-ray sources, Galactic compact objects, supernova remnants, TeV sources, and fundamental physics by microsecond timing.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Workshop on Science with the New Generation High Energy Gamma-Ray Experiments - The Light of the Dark: Solving the Mysteries of the Universe, SciNeGHE 2007 - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …

Conference

Conference5th International Workshop on Science with the New Generation High Energy Gamma-Ray Experiments - The Light of the Dark: Solving the Mysteries of the Universe, SciNeGHE 2007
CountryItaly
Period1/1/07 → …

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Tavani, M., Barbiellini, G., Argan, A., Bulgarelli, A., Caraveo, P., Chen, A., ... Pittori, C. (2007). Agile in orbit. Paper presented at 5th International Workshop on Science with the New Generation High Energy Gamma-Ray Experiments - The Light of the Dark: Solving the Mysteries of the Universe, SciNeGHE 2007, Italy.