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BeppoSAX

BeppoSAX

An artist's conception of the BeppoSAX spacecraft.

An artist's conception of the BeppoSAX spacecraft. (Credit: ASI)

The BeppoSAX spacecraft in the cleanroom at the European
			Space Research and Technology Center.

The BeppoSAX spacecraft in the cleanroom at the European Space Research and Technology Center. (Credit: ASI and the BeppoSAX Science Data Center)

Lifetime: April 1996 - April 2002

Country (primary): Italy

Primary Science

The primary science goals of the BeppoSAX X-ray astronomy satellite was to perform spectroscopic and time variability studies of cosmic X-ray sources in the energy range of 1 to 200 keV.

Science Highlights

  • Obtained the first arc-minute positions of gamma-ray bursts
  • Performed the first follow-up observations and monitoring of gamma-ray bursts
  • Observed broad band spectra of various classes of X-ray sources

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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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