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The AGILE satellite

The AGILE satellite. (Credit: ASI)

Lifetime: April 2007 - present

Country (primary): Italy

Primary Science

The AGILE satellite (called "Astrorivelatore Gamma a Immagini Leggero" in Italian) is dedicated to observing the gamma-ray universe. Key science objectives include observations of active galactic nuclei, gamma-ray bursts, X-ray and gamma-ray galactic sources, unidentified gamma-ray sources, and diffuse gamma-ray emission.

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A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC

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