The JEM-X X-ray monitor on INTEGRAL

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Description

Integral is the first space observatory that can simultaneously observe objects in gamma rays, X-rays and visible light. Its principal targets are violent explosions known as gamma-ray bursts, powerful phenomena such as supernova explosions, and regions in the Universe thought to contain black holes.
DTU Space has provided 2 X-ray monitor instruments, JEM-X to INTEGRAL.
INTEGRAL was launched on Oct 17, 2002. The mission is currently approved by ESA until the end of 2020.
The INTEGRAL mission was approved by ESA in 1994, and launched in 2002. The mission is currently approved by ESA until the end of 2021.
AcronymJEM-X
StatusActive
Effective start/end date17/10/2002 → …

Keywords

  • INTEGRAL
  • ESA
  • X-rays

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