Originally designed for two years lifetime, AGILE exceeded all the expectations.
It is a highly performing satellite devoted to the detection of #gammarays. It is entirely made in #Italy and it is active since 2007. It was developed by #OHBItalia (as Prime Contractor) for ASI-Agenzia Spaziale Italiana with the collaboration of INAF and INFN.
It is equipped with several instruments, operating at different wavelengths and it is therefore able to provide a spectral overview of high-energy events. During its activity it was collecting very important data for scientists and astronomers.
#OHBItalia is proud for the precious contribution offered to the AGILE mission and for the successful achievements that the satellite is still giving to the science research.
Hereunder you can read the ASI press release issued to celebrate this important “birthday”.