extended ROentgen Survey with an Imaging Telescope Array

Short Description:

eROSITA will be the primary instrument on-board the Russian "Spectrum-Roentgen-Gamma" satellite (SRG) which was launched from Baikonur on July 13, 2019 and placed in an L2 orbit.

It will perform the first imaging all-sky survey in the medium energy X-ray range up to 10 keV with an unprecedented spectral and angular resolution.

Project Type:

Telescope for satellite

MPE Contribution:

project management, detectors, telescope


satellite launch:    2019

actual status:       Calibration and verification phase

end of mission:     t.b.d.


eROSITA pages at MPE

High-Energy Astrophysics (web pages of the MPE department involved in the project)


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