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AGILE

AGILE [ASI]

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.

Nation: Italy
Type / Application: Astronomy, Gamma
Operator: ASI
Contractors: Carlo Gavazzi Space SpA
Equipment:
Configuration: MITA bus
Propulsion:
Power: Fixed solar array, batteries
Lifetime: 2 years
Mass: 352 kg
Orbit: 523 km × 552 km, 2.4
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
AGILE (Rubin 6) 2007-013A 23.04.2007 Sr SLP PSLV-CA with AAM

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