15 June 2006 SuperAGILE at launch
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SuperAGILE is the hard X-ray (15-45 keV) imager for the gamma-ray mission AGILE, currently scheduled for launch in early 2007. It is based on 4 Si-microstrip detectors, with a total geometric area of 1444 cm2 (max effective area 230 cm2), equipped with 4 one-dimensional coded masks. The 4 detectors are perpendicularly oriented, in order to provide pairs of orthogonal one-dimensional images of the X-ray sky. The field of view of each 1-D detector is 107° x 68°, at zero response, with an overlap in the central 68° x 68° area. The angular resolution on axis is 6 arcmin. We present here the current status of the hardware development and the scientific perspective.
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P. Soffitta, P. Soffitta, E. Costa, E. Costa, E. Del Monte, E. Del Monte, G. Di Persio, G. Di Persio, I. Donnarumma, I. Donnarumma, Y. Evangelista, Y. Evangelista, M. Feroci, M. Feroci, M. Frutti, M. Frutti, I. Lapshov, I. Lapshov, F. Lazzarotto, F. Lazzarotto, M. Mastropietro, M. Mastropietro, E. Morelli, E. Morelli, L. Pacciani, L. Pacciani, G. Porrovecchio, G. Porrovecchio, M. Rapisarda, M. Rapisarda, A. Rubini, A. Rubini, G. Sabatino, G. Sabatino, Olga Uberti, Olga Uberti, A. Argan, A. Argan, M. Tavani, M. Tavani, } "SuperAGILE at launch", Proc. SPIE 6266, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 626631 (15 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671652; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.671652

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