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The e-ASTROGAM gamma-ray space mission
Author(s): V. Tatischeff; M. Tavani; P. von Ballmoos; L. Hanlon; U. Oberlack; A. Aboudan; A. Argan; D. Bernard; A. Brogna; A. Bulgarelli; A. Bykov; R. Campana; P. Caraveo; M. Cardillo; P. Coppi; A. De Angelis; R. Diehl; I. Donnarumma; V. Fioretti; A. Giuliani; I. Grenier; J. E. Grove; C. Hamadache; D. Hartmann; M. Hernanz; J. Isern; G. Kanbach; J. Kiener; J. Knödlseder; C. Labanti; P. Laurent; O. Limousin; F. Longo; M. Marisaldi; S. McBreen; J. E. McEnery; S. Mereghetti; F. Mirabel; A. Morselli; K. Nakazawa; J. Peyré; G. Piano; C. Pittori; S. Sabatini; L. Stawarz; D. J. Thompson; A. Ulyanov; R. Walter; X. Wu; A. Zdziarski; A. Zoglauer
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Paper Abstract

e-ASTROGAM is a gamma-ray space mission to be proposed as the M5 Medium-size mission of the European Space Agency. It is dedicated to the observation of the Universe with unprecedented sensitivity in the energy range 0.2 { 100 MeV, extending up to GeV energies, together with a groundbreaking polarization capability. It is designed to substantially improve the COMPTEL and Fermi sensitivities in the MeV-GeV energy range and to open new windows of opportunity for astrophysical and fundamental physics space research. e-ASTROGAM will operate as an open astronomical observatory, with a core science focused on (1) the activity from extreme particle accelerators, including gamma-ray bursts and active galactic nuclei and the link of jet astrophysics to the new astronomy of gravitational waves, neutrinos, ultra-high energy cosmic rays, (2) the high-energy mysteries of the Galactic center and inner Galaxy, including the activity of the supermassive black hole, the Fermi Bubbles, the origin of the Galactic positrons, and the search for dark matter signatures in a new energy window; (3) nucleosynthesis and chemical evolution, including the life cycle of elements produced by supernovae in the Milky Way and the Local Group of galaxies. e-ASTROGAM will be ideal for the study of high-energy sources in general, including pulsars and pulsar wind nebulae, accreting neutron stars and black holes, novae, supernova remnants, and magnetars. And it will also provide important contributions to solar and terrestrial physics. The e-ASTROGAM telescope is optimized for the simultaneous detection of Compton and pair-producing gamma-ray events over a large spectral band. It is based on a very high technology readiness level for all subsystems and includes many innovative features for the detectors and associated electronics.

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Date Published: 18 July 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 99052N (18 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231601
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V. Tatischeff, CSNSM, IN2P3-CNRS and Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
M. Tavani, INAF-IAPS (Italy)
Univ. Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)
Gran Sasso Science Institute (Italy)
P. von Ballmoos, IRAP (France)
L. Hanlon, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
U. Oberlack, PRISMA Detector Lab. (Germany)
A. Aboudan, INAF-IASF-Bologna (Italy)
A. Argan, INAF-IAPS (Italy)
D. Bernard, LLR, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
A. Brogna, PRISMA Detector Lab. (Germany)
A. Bulgarelli, INAF-IASF-Bologna (Italy)
A. Bykov, Ioffe Institute (Russian Federation)
R. Campana, INAF-IASF-Bologna (Italy)
P. Caraveo, INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)
M. Cardillo, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Arcetri (Italy)
P. Coppi, Yale Univ. (United States)
A. De Angelis, INFN Padova (Italy)
R. Diehl, Max Planck Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
I. Donnarumma, INAF-IAPS (Italy)
V. Fioretti, INAF-IASF-Bologna (Italy)
A. Giuliani, INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)
I. Grenier, AIM Paris-Saclay, CEA/IRFU (France)
J. E. Grove, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
C. Hamadache, CSNSM, IN2P3-CNRS and Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
D. Hartmann, Clemson Univ. (United States)
M. Hernanz, ICE-CSIC/IEEC (Spain)
J. Isern, ICE-CSIC/IEEC (Spain)
G. Kanbach, Max Planck Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
J. Kiener, CSNSM, IN2P3-CNRS and Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
J. Knödlseder, IRAP (France)
C. Labanti, INAF-IASF-Bologna (Italy)
P. Laurent, APC, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
O. Limousin, CEA Saclay (France)
F. Longo, Univ. di Trieste and INFN (Italy)
M. Marisaldi, INAF-IASF-Bologna (Italy)
S. McBreen, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
J. E. McEnery, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
S. Mereghetti, INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)
F. Mirabel, CEA Saclay (France)
A. Morselli, INFN Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)
K. Nakazawa, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
J. Peyré, CSNSM, IN2P3-CNRS and Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
G. Piano, INAF-IAPS (Italy)
C. Pittori, ASI Science Data Ctr. (Italy)
INAF-OAR (Italy)
S. Sabatini, INAF-IAPS (Italy)
L. Stawarz, ISAS, JAXA (Japan)
Jagiellonian Univ. (Poland)
D. J. Thompson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
A. Ulyanov, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
R. Walter, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland)
X. Wu, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland)
A. Zdziarski, Ctr. Astronomiczne im. M. Kopernika (Poland)
A. Zoglauer, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9905:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Tadayuki Takahashi; Marshall Bautz, Editor(s)

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