HEAD Division Meeting 1999, April 1999
Session 37. Missions
Oral, Thursday, April 15, 1999, 11:00am-12:40pm, Colonial Room

[Previous] | [Session 37] | [Next]

[37.03] The INTEGRAL (International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory) Mission

B. J. Teegarden (NASA GSFC), INTEGRAL Science Working Team

The INTEGRAL mission is dedicated to fine spectroscopy (~ 2 keV energy resolution) and fine imaging (~12 arcmin angular resolution of celestial gamma-ray sources in the energy range from 15 keV to 10 MeV. The scientific payload consists of two gamma-ray instruments, the Ge spectrometer (SPI) and the CdTe/CsI imager (IBIS) and two monitors, the X-ray monitor (JEM-X) and optical monitor (OMC). The INTEGRAL observatory will provide the scientific community at large with an unprecedented combination of imaging and spectroscopy over a wide range of X-ray and gamma-ray energies as well as in the optical band. Most of the observing time will be open to the scientific community interfacing with the INTEGRAL Science Data Center.

If the author provided an email address or URL for general inquiries, it is as follows:

[Previous] | [Session 37] | [Next]