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International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory

International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory

An artist's impression of the INTEGRAL spacecraft in space.

An artist's impression of the INTEGRAL spacecraft in space. (Credit: ESA/Medialab)

Lifetime: October 2002 - present

Operator (primary): ESA

Primary Science

The International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory, or INTEGRAL for short, was designed to study celestial gamma-ray sources in the 15 keV to 10 MeV energy range. INTEGRAL was the first space observatory that can simultaneously observe objects in gamma-rays, X-rays and visible light.

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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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