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AGILE Satellite Successfully launched

On Monday April 23rd, 2007 at 10:00 GMT, the Italian scientific satellite AGILE flew into orbit on top of India’s PSLV rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota-India.

AGILE represents the Italian gamma ray observatory for the x and gamma-ray astronomy, beginning a -year mission to survey the sky in a search for faraway sources of the Universe’s most energetic form of light.

AGILE is a space Scientific Mission, sponsored by the Italian Space Agency (ASI), with the scientific and programmatic co-participation of the Italian Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) and the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN).

The AGILE scientific instrumentation is highly innovative and has optimal imaging capabilities in both the gamma-ray energy range (30 MeV-30 GeV) and hard X-ray range (15-60 keV).

TEK4VALUE partners played a first-level role supporting the satellite manufacturer and prime contractor, managing the overall mission technical aspects, the industrial and scientific partners’ teams and interfacing with the Italian Space Agency.

We are proud of TEK4VALUE contribution to the programme and for the smart solutions provided in solving very demanding technology issues.

For the AGILE launch video:

http://agile.rm.iasf.cnr.it/agilevideo.html

AGILE on top of the launcher         PSLV Launcher         AGILE Launch