X-ray and Gamma-ray Missions as a Function of Energy

Selected Missions

archived missions energy

1990-present

1976-1989

Pre-1976

Mission charts legend


Launches since 1990
Chart of satellites versus energy range (1990 - present)

Launches from 1976 to 1989
Chart of satellites versus energy range (1976-1989)

Launches before 1976
Chart of satellites versus energy range (prior to 1976)

Table of Missions by Energy

Mission Low Energy High Energy Launch Deorbit/Loss Data?
EUVE 0.02 0.2 06/07/92 01/31/01 HEASARC
EXOSAT 0.05 40 05/26/83 09/04/86 HEASARC
ALEXIS 0.066 0.093 04/25/93 04/29/05
BeppoSAX 0.1 500 04/30/96 04/30/02 HEASARC
Chandra 0.1 10 07/23/99   HEASARC
Einstein (HEAO 2) 0.1 4 11/13/78 04/15/81 HEASARC
Hakucho 0.1 100 02/21/79 01/01/84  
ROSAT 0.1 2.4 06/01/90 02/18/99 HEASARC
Tenma 0.1 60 02/20/83 01/01/85  
XMM-Newton 0.1 15 12/10/99   HEASARC
Skylab 0.12 0.3 07/28/73 07/28/73
DXS 0.15 0.28 01/13/93 01/19/93 HEASARC
HEAO 1 0.15 10000 08/12/77 01/09/79 HEASARC
OSO 8 0.15 1000 06/21/75 10/15/78 HEASARC
SAS 3 0.15 60 05/07/75 04/09/79  
Apollo-Soyuz 0.18 10 07/17/75 07/19/75
ANS 0.2 30 08/30/74 04/26/76  
ESRO-2B 0.2 12.5 05/17/68 05/08/71
Salyut 4 0.2 10 12/26/74 02/02/77
Suzaku 0.2 600 07/10/05   HEASARC
Swift 0.2 150 11/20/04   HEASARC
Ariel 6 0.25 50 06/02/79 02/01/82
Ariel 5 0.3 40 10/15/74 03/14/80 HEASARC
BBXRT 0.3 12 12/02/90 12/11/90 HEASARC
ASCA 0.5 12 02/20/93 03/01/01 HEASARC
Copernicus 0.5 10 08/21/72 07/01/73 HEASARC
HETE-2 0.5 400 10/09/00   HEASARC
Argos (USA) 1 15 05/11/99 11/15/00
Ginga 1 400 05/02/87 01/11/91 HEASARC
NEAR 1 10000 03/16/96 02/01/01
OSO 7 1 10000 09/29/71 09/07/74  
Spartan 1 1 12 06/20/85 06/22/85
Astron 2 25 03/23/83 01/01/88
Cosmos 428 2 30 06/04/71 07/06/71
Granat 2 100 01/12/89 11/30/98  
IRS-P3 2 18 03/21/96 06/30/00
Kvant 2 800 03/31/87 03/23/01
Rossi XTE 2 250 12/31/95   HEASARC
Spacelab 1 2 30 11/28/83 12/08/83
Uhuru 2 20 12/12/70 03/01/73  
Aryabhata 2.5 20000 04/19/75 04/23/75
Spacelab 2 2.5 25 07/29/85 08/06/85
P78-1 3 10 02/24/79 09/13/85
TD-1A 3 300000 03/11/72 07/01/73
Vela 5A 3 750 05/23/69 04/01/79
Vela 5B 3 750 05/23/69 06/19/79 HEASARC
Vela 6A & 6B 3 1500 04/08/70 04/01/79
Venera 13 3 2000 10/30/81 03/01/83
Venera 14 3 2000 11/04/81 03/01/83
Phobos 1 4 900 07/07/88 09/02/88
Phobos 2 4 900 12/07/88 03/27/89
ISEE-3 5 3000 08/12/78 01/01/82
Ulysses 5 150 10/06/90
Venera 11 5 3000 09/09/78 02/01/80
Venera 12 5 3000 09/14/78 04/01/80
EURECA 6 150 07/31/92 01/07/93
OSO 3 7.7 400000 03/08/67 11/10/69
OSO 4 8 200 10/18/67 12/07/71
OGO 5 9.6 1000 03/04/68 07/14/72
GGS Wind 10 10000 01/11/94
MINISAT 1 10 200 04/21/97 02/02/02
OSO 5 14 255 01/22/69 07/01/75
INTEGRAL 15 10000 10/01/02   HEASARC
DMSP 10 20 1000 12/01/90 09/26/94
DMSP 11 20 1000 11/28/91 05/16/00
DMSP 12 20 1000 08/29/94 07/31/02
DMSP 13 20 1000 03/24/95
DMSP 8 20 1000 06/20/87 08/01/94
DMSP 9 20 1000 02/03/88 04/03/92
Gamma 20 6000000 07/11/90 01/01/92
Prognoz 6 20 3000 09/22/77 03/01/78
Ranger 3 20 3000 01/26/62 01/26/62
Ranger 5 20 3000 10/18/62 10/21/62
SIGNE 3 20 10000 06/17/77 06/22/79
SROSS 3 20 3000 05/20/92 07/14/92
OGO 6 23 500 06/05/69 07/14/72
OSO 6 27 189 08/09/69 01/01/72
Cosmos 461 28 4100 12/02/71 02/21/79
CGRO 30 30000000 04/05/91 06/01/00 HEASARC
ORS 3 30 10000 07/20/65 11/03/65
SMM 30 100000 02/14/80 12/02/89
Prognoz 9 40 8000 07/01/83 03/01/84
Radsat 40 2800 10/02/72 05/01/73
Mars Observer 45 1500 09/25/92 08/21/93
HEAO 3 50 10000 09/20/79 05/29/81 HEASARC
OSO 1 50 3000 07/03/62 06/08/63
Prognoz 7 50 3000 10/30/78 06/01/79
IMP 6 53 1150 03/14/71 09/27/72
IMP 7 53 1150 10/12/72 10/31/78
Helios 2 60 1500 01/15/76 01/01/81
OGO 1 80 1000 05/09/64 01/11/71
OGO 3 80 1000 06/07/66 02/29/72
Cosmos 1106 100 3000 06/12/79 06/25/79
PVO 100 2000 05/20/78 10/08/92
Solrad 11A 200 2000 04/15/76 07/01/77
Solrad 11B 200 2000 04/15/76 12/01/76
ORS 4 250 6000 04/28/67 06/03/68
Cosmos 163 300 3700 06/05/67 10/11/67
Luna 10 300 3000 03/31/66 04/03/66
Luna 12 300 3000 10/22/66 10/26/66
Cosmos 135 400 2500 12/12/66 04/12/67
Prognoz 2 400 11800 06/29/72 12/15/72
Cosmos 60 500 2000 03/12/65 03/17/65
Apollo 15 550 8600 07/26/71 08/07/71
Apollo 16 550 8600 04/16/72 04/27/72
Mars 4 1000 9000 07/21/73 02/10/74
Mars 5 1000 9000 07/25/73 02/12/74
SAS 2 20000 1000000 11/15/72 06/08/73 HEASARC
COS B 30000 5000000 08/09/75 04/25/82 HEASARC
Explorer 11 50000 500000 04/27/61 09/10/61
Proton 1 50000 450000 07/16/65 10/11/65
Proton 2 50000 450000 11/02/65 06/02/66
Cosmos 856 100000 4000000 09/22/76 10/05/76
Cosmos 914 100000 4000000 05/31/77 06/13/77

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