The AGILE gamma-ray astronomy mission

Mereghetti, S.; Barbiellini, G.; Budini, G.; Caraveo, P.; Costa, E.; Cocco, V.; Di Cocco, G.; Feroci, M.; Labanti, C.; Longo, F.; Morelli, E.; Morselli, A.; Pellizzoni, A.; Perotti, F.; Picozza, P.; Prest, M.; Soffitta, P.; Soli, L.; Tavani, M.; Vallazza, E.
June 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 515 Issue 1, p467
Academic Journal
We describe the AGILE gamma-ray astronomy satellite which has recently been selected as the first Small Scientific Mission of the Italian Space Agency. With a launch in 2002, AGILE will provide a unique tool for high-energy astrophysics in the 30 MeV–50 GeV range before GLAST. Despite the much smaller weight and dimensions, the scientific performances of AGILE are comparable to those of EGRET. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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