Support Facilities

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 wheel.

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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