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AGILE
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AGILE
AGILE
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Italian gamma ray astronomy satellite. The Italian gamma-ray observatory satellite (Astrorivelatore Gamma ad Imagini Leggero) carried the GRID 0. Astronomy, Gamma satellite built by Carlo Gavazzi Space SpA for ASI, Italy. Launched 2007. Used MITA bus.

AKA: Astrorivelatore Gamma ad Imagini Leggero. Status: Operational 2007. First Launch: 2007-04-23. Last Launch: 2007-04-23. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 352 kg (776 lb). Height: 2.44 m (8.00 ft). Diameter: 0.21 m (0.68 ft). Span: 0.30 m (0.98 ft).

3-200 MeV wide-field gamma ray camera and the Super-AGILE 15-45 keV detector hard X-ray detector.

NASA NSSDC Master Catalog Description

AGILE is an Italian satellite that was launched by a PSLV-C8 rocket from Sriharikota in southern India at 10:00 UT on 23 April 2007. The 325 kg satellite carries X-ray and gamma ray spectrometers to study astronomical objects in the Galaxy.


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Family: Astronomy, Gamma ray astronomy satellite. Country: Italy. Launch Vehicles: PSLV. Launch Sites: Sriharikota, Sriharikota SLP. Agency: Carlo Gavazzi. Bibliography: 2, 6330, 12033.

2007 April 23 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota SLP. Launch Vehicle: PSLV.
  • AGILE - . Mass: 352 kg (776 lb). Nation: Italy. Agency: ASI. Manufacturer: Carlo Gavazzi. Class: Astronomy. Type: X-ray astronomy satellite. Spacecraft Bus: MITA. Spacecraft: AGILE. USAF Sat Cat: 31135 . COSPAR: 2007-013A. Apogee: 553 km (343 mi). Perigee: 523 km (324 mi). Inclination: 2.5000 deg. Period: 95.40 min.

    The PSLV-C8 launch vehicle flew for the first time in a light configuration with no strap-on motors and a Dual Launch Adapter. The Italian gamma-ray observatory satellite (Astrorivelatore Gamma ad Imagini Leggero) carried the GRID 0.3-200 MeV wide-field gamma ray camera and the Super-AGILE 15-45 keV detector hard X-ray detector.



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