Active Missions

  • AGILE - first and unique combination of a gamma-ray and an hard X-ray imager. (2007 - present)
  • Chandra - 64-hour highly-eccentric Earth orbit with unprecedented x-ray imaging. (1999 - present)
  • Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (formerly GLAST) - studies the cosmos in the 30 MeV to 10 GeV range with unprecedented sensitivity and spatial resolution. (2008 - present)
  • INTEGRAL - International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory. High spectral and spatial resolution. (2002 - present)
  • MAXI - all-sky monitor on board the International Space Station (2009 - present)
  • NuSTAR - Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array. First focusing high-energy (5 - 80 keV) X-ray mission with sub-arcminute angular resolution and <= 1.2 keV spectral resolution (2012 - present)
  • Suzaku - First satellite to carry a new type of X-ray spectrometer, the X-ray micro-calorimeter. Broad energy range. (2005 - present)
  • Swift - Autonomous spacecraft response to GRB. Accurate position estimates within minutes. Multiwavelength observations. (2004 - present)
  • XMM-Newton - Very large collecting area. Simulataneous X-ray & Optical observations. (1999 - present)

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