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Optical Engineering

Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope
Author(s): Julie E. McEnery; Peter F. Michelson; William S. Paciesas; Steven Ritz
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Paper Abstract

The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, launched in June 2008, is an observatory designed to survey the high-energy gamma-ray sky. The primary instrument, the Large Area Telescope (LAT), provides observations from 20 MeV to greater than 300 GeV. A second instrument, the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM), provides observations of transients from less than 10 keV to 40 MeV. We describe the design and performance of the instruments and their subsystems, the spacecraft and the ground system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(1) 011012 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.1.011012
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Julie E. McEnery, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Peter F. Michelson, Stanford Univ. (United States)
William S. Paciesas, The Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Steven Ritz, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)


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