INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory
INTEGRAL is the European Space Agency's key project in the field of Gamma-ray astronomy and high-energy astrophysics. INTEGRAL is dedicated to fine Gamma-ray spectroscopy and accurate imaging of celestial sources in the energy band 15 keV to 10 MeV with concurrent source monitoring in the X-ray (3-35 keV) and optical (V-band, 550 nm) bands.
Instrument for satellite
INTEGRAL is a collaborative project by many research institutions.
The MPE was responsible for the development of the anticoincidence subsystem of the spectrometer SPI.
The INTEGRAL SPI data archive is at MPE.
launch: October 17, 2002
actual status: active in Earth orbit
end of mission: in June 2013 the ESA Science Program Committee endorsed
the extension of the INTEGRAL mission until the end of December