SuperAGILE at launch

P. Soffitta, E. Costa, E. Del Monte, G. Di Persio, I. Donnarumma, Y. Evangelista, M. Feroci, M. Frutti, I. Lapshov, F. Lazzarotto, M. Mastropietro, E. Morelli, L. Pacciani, G. Porrovecchio, M. Rapisarda, A. Rubini, G. Sabatino, Olga Uberti, A. Argan, M. Tavani

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SuperAGILE is the hard X-ray (15-45 keV) imager for the gamma-ray mission AGILE, currently scheduled for launch in early 2007. It is based on 4 Si-microstrip detectors, with a total geometric area of 1444 cm2(max effective area 230 cm2), equipped with 4 one-dimensional coded masks. The 4 detectors are perpendicularly oriented, in order to provide pairs of orthogonal one-dimensional images of the X-ray sky. The field of view of each 1-D detector is 107°×68°, at zero response, with an overlap in the central 68°×68° area. The angular resolution on axis is 6 arcmin. We present here the current status of the hardware development and the scientific perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …


ConferenceSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/06 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Soffitta, P., Costa, E., Del Monte, E., Di Persio, G., Donnarumma, I., Evangelista, Y., ... Tavani, M. (2006). SuperAGILE at launch. Paper presented at Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, United States.