INTEGRAL (International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory)

This INTEGRAL illustration shows the space telescope in shades of blue. The main body of the spacecraft is made of an octagonal base. A long rectangle extends from the base above a cylinder. Solar panels extend from either side of the base.
CreditNASA
Historical DateDecember 20, 2022
Language
  • english

An illustration of ESA’s INTEGRAL spacecraft. The colors depicted in this illustration are for artistic purposes only.

INTEGRAL observes the universe in gamma-ray, X-ray, and visible light. It uses spectroscopy and wide-field-of-view imaging to study gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, X-ray binaries, active galaxies, and other phenomena. NASA aided INTEGRAL’s development and supports the U.S. scientific community’s use of the mission.

Launched: October 17, 2002