AGILE (Astro-rivelatore Gamma a Immagini LEggero) is a small scientific mission devoted to gamma-ray astrophysics supported by the Italian Space Agency (ASI).
The AGILE scientific instrument is highly innovative with optimal imaging capabilities both in the gamma-ray energy range (30 MeV - 30 GeV) and in the hard X-ray range (10 - 40 keV).
AGILE contains also the experimental Rubin 6 communication payload for OHB-System to send data via the Orbcomm satellite constellation.
AGILE was the first foreign payload to launch as a prime customer on an indian PSLV launch vehicle.
|Type / Application:||Astronomy, Gamma|
|Contractors:||Carlo Gavazzi Space SpA|
|Power:||Fixed solar array, batteries|
|Orbit:||523 km × 552 km, 2.4°|
|AGILE (Rubin 6)||2007-013A||23.04.2007||Sr SLP||PSLV-CA||with AAM|