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Simulation And Testing Of The Silicon Tracker Dynamic Behaviour In The Agile Space Mission

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM030351

Volume

33

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

810.12 kb

Author(s)

E. Rotta, C. Pontoni & M. Prest

Abstract

Simulation and testing of the Silicon Tracker dynamic behaviour in the Agile space mission E. ~ o t t a ' , C. pontoni2& M. prest3 'Department of Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 2 ~ ~ ~ S , Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisica Spaziale, Italy '~stituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Trieste, Italy Abstract Agile is a satellite based gamma ray telescope supported by the Italian Space Agency. The Agile scientific payload will detect and monitor gamma-ray sources in the energy range 30 MeV-50 GeV in an equatorial orbit at 550 km. The scientific instrument is made of a silicon-tungsten tracker, a caesium iodide minicalorimeter, an anticoincidence system, a X-ray detector, fast readout electronics and processing units. The launch of the satellite is scheduled at the end of 2004 with a Soyuz launcher. During the launch phase, the spacecraft is subject to the highest static and dynamics loads. Structures are designed not only to survive this hard environment but als

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