The INTEGRAL Mission

W. Hermsen, C. Winkler
1998 Symposium - International astronomical union  
The International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL) is dedicated to the fine spectroscopy (ΔE: 2 keV FWHM @ 1 MeV) and fine imaging (angular resolution: 12' FWHM) of celestial gamma-ray sources in the energy range 15 keV to 10 MeV. INTEGRAL was selected in 1993 as the next ESA medium-size scientific mission (M2) to be launched in 2001. ESA has the overall spacecraft and mission resposibilities, Russia will provide a PROTON launcher and launch facilities, and NASA will provide ground
more » ... tation support through the Deep Space Network. The scientific payload complement and the INTEGRAL Science Data Centre (ISDC) will be provided by large collaborations led by Principal Investigators (PI).
doi:10.1017/s0074180900114494 fatcat:xsipg4qubncdpfdl3sfhjfjwpe