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INTEGRAL: the next major gamma-ray astronomy mission?

Skinner, G. and Bergeson-Willis, S. and Courvoisier, T. and Dean, A. and Durouchoux, Ph. and Eismont, N. and Gehrels, N. and Grindlay, J. and Mahoney, W. and Matteson, J. and McBreen, B. and Pace, O. and Prince, T. and Schönfelder, V. and Sunyaev, R. and Swanenburg, B. and Teegarden, B. and Ubertini, P. and Vedrenne, G. and Villa, G. and Volonté, S. and Winkler, C. (1993) INTEGRAL: the next major gamma-ray astronomy mission? In: Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments II. Proceedings of SPIE. No.1945. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers , Bellingham, WA, pp. 11294-123. ISBN 9780819411815. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161018-133122686

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The International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL) is a proposed joint ESA/NASA/Russia gamma-ray astronomy mission which will provide both imaging and spectroscopy. It is currently at the final stages of an ESA phase-A study which it is hoped will lead to it being adopted during 1993 as the second 'medium-class' mission within ESA's Horizon 2000 plan. Launched in less than 10 years time it will be the successor to the current generation of gamma-ray spacecraft, NASA's Compton Observatory (GRO) and the Soviet- French Granat/Sigma mission. The baseline is to have two main instruments covering the photon energy range 50 keV to 10 MeV, one concentrating on high-resolution spectroscopy, the other emphasizing imaging. In addition there will be two monitors--an X-ray monitor which will extend the photon energy range continuously covered down to a few keV, and an Optical Transient Camera which will search for optical emission from gamma-ray bursts.


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Additional Information:© 1993 SPIE. The authors are members of the INTEGRAL Phase-A science working team. During the phase-A study valuable external scientific and engineering support was provided by: L. Bassani, A. Bazzano, S.T. Belyaev, K. Bennett, G.F. Bignami, A.J. Bird, R. Buccheri, K. Byard, M. Cassé, E. Caroli, T. Carter, A. Chomas, T. Cline, M.J. Coe, M. Cruise, G. DiCocco, C.J. Eyles, J.L. Ferrero, W. Fowler, M. Gilfanov, C.V. Goodall, D. Goodwin, S. Grebenev, A.J. Gomm, R.A. Gowen, J. Higdon, K. Hurley, V.K. Karrask, H.V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, C. Labanti, J. Lang, C.M. Leach, V.I. Lebedev, R. Lehoucq, F. Lei, J. Lesko, M. Leventhal, R. Lin, J. Ling, R. Lingenfelter, R. Long, N. Lund, I. McHardy, G. Malaguti, P. Mandrou, M. Mas-Hesse, S. Mereghetti, A.S. Miller, C. Miravet, J. Morales, R. Muller, M. Niel, P. Olmos, J. Paul, R. Pehl, M. Pelling, I.B. Pleasants, N. Prantzos, E. Quadrini, R. Ramaty, D. Ramsden, V. Reglero, C. Reppin, E. Rossi, J.A. Ruiz, F. Sanchez, F. Schiavone, Y. Schutz, G. Share, A. Smirnov, A. Smith, A. Spizzichino, R. Staubert, J.B. Stephen, T. Sumner, B.M. Swinyard, B.G. Taylor, A. Traci, J. Tueller, M.J.L. Turner, J.L. Uzo, L. Varnell, L. Waldron, W. Wheaton, S. Woosley.
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Official Citation:Gerald K. Skinner ; S. Bergeson-Willis ; T. Courvoisier ; Anthony J. Dean ; Philippe Durouchoux ; N. Eismont ; Neil A. Gehrels ; Jonathan E. Grindlay ; William A. Mahoney ; James L. Matteson ; Brian McBreen ; Oscar Pace ; Thomas A. Prince ; Volker Schoenfelder ; Rashid Sunyaev ; B. Swanenburg ; Bonnard J. Teegarden ; Pietro Ubertini ; Gilbert Vedrenne ; Gabriele E. Villa ; Sergio Volonte ; Christoph Winkler; INTEGRAL: the next major gamma-ray astronomy mission?. Proc. SPIE 1945, Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments II, 112 (November 1, 1993); doi:10.1117/12.158753
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