Science with the International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory
on behalf of the INTEGRAL Science Working Team
The International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics
Laboratory (INTEGRAL), to be launched in two years,
is dedicated to the fine spectroscopy
(DE: 2 keV FWHM @ 1.3 MeV) and
fine imaging (angular resolution: 12¢ FWHM)
of celestial gamma-ray sources in
the energy range 15 keV to 10 MeV with concurrent
source monitoring in the X-ray (3 - 35 keV) and optical (V, 550 nm) range.
The mission is conceived as an observatory led by ESA with contributions from
Russia and NASA.
The INTEGRAL observatory will provide to the science community at large
an unprecedented combination of imaging and spectroscopy
over a wide range of gamma-ray energies.
This paper summarises the key scientific goals of the mission, the
current development status of the payload and
spacecraft and it will give an overview of the science ground
segment including the science data centre, science operations
and key elements of the observing programme.
File translated from TEX by TTH, version 2.32.
On 16 Jul 1999, 09:18.