On May 2nd the Minicalorimeter (MCAL) instrument onboard the AGILE
satellite has been switched on for the first time since launch. It has
been the first scientific instrument on AGILE to be switched on.
The basic housekeepings are nominal showing that MCAL health status is fine.
A first particle background spectrum has been obtained showing a peak
feature between 10 and 20 MeV due to protons, as expected.
The AGILE payload commissioning plan is going on with operations on the
other instruments.