There are several support facilites associated with the HEASARC, mainly under the
Office for Guest Investigator Programs (OGIP) umbrella. The HEASARC works with these
facilities to ensure data products and analysis tools are standardized and the HEASARC
provides technical expertise to these missions in an effort to avoid reinventing the
Dedicated Support Facilities
ASCA - First X-ray mission to combine imaging
capability with broad pass band, good spectral resolution, and a large effective area.
(1993 - 2001)
BeppoSAX - Broad band energy. X-ray imaging the
sources associated with Gamma-ray bursts and determining their positions with an
unprecedented precision. (1996 - 2002)
CGRO - Compton Gamma Ray Observatory.
First Great Gamma-Ray observatory. Discovery of an isotropic distribution of the
Gamma-ray bursts. (1991 - 2000)
Chandra - 64-hour highly-eccentric Earth
orbit with unprecedented x-ray imaging. (1999 - present)
EUVE - Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer. First
dedicated extreme ultraviolet mission. (1992 - 2001)
GLAST - Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope.
(Launch scheduled for 2007)
HETE-2 - High Energy Transient Explorer. Gamma-ray burst
detections and localizations. (2000 - present)
Integral - International Gamma-Ray
Astrophysics Laboratory. High spectral and spatial resolution. (2002 - present)
ROSAT - Roentgen Satellite. All-sky survey in
the soft X-ray band with catalog containing more than 150000 objects. (1990 - 1999)
RXTE - Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer. Very large
collecting area and all-sky monitoring of bright sources combined with good timing.
(1995 - present)
Suzaku - First X-ray micro-calorimeter
in space. (2005 - present)
Swift - Quick response to gamma-ray bursts
providing 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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