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: