Please refer to the
MISSION HOME PAGE at the
Scientific Data Center
(SDC) for updated information on the mission.
The acronym SAX stands for "Satellite per Astronomia X",
italian spelling of "X-Ray Astronomy Satellite".
BeppoSAX is devoted to systematic, integrated and comprehensive studies of
galactic and extragalactic X-ray sources in the energy band 0.1 - 300 keV;
the observational goal to be addressed is to continue and expand upon
previous spectral and timing observations of celestial sources in those
areas for which the existing information is missing or inadequate and will
remain uncovered in the foreseable future (you can give a look at
present, and future X-ray missions).
BeppoSAX successfully launched on April 30, 1996 04:31:01 GMT.
- Read about the launch details!
BeppoSAX was switched off on April 30, 2002
- The Mission
- The BeppoSAX Mission, with a general description
of the Satellite, its instruments and sub-systems
- BeppoSAX Pictures
- Some pictures taken at the ESTEC Test facility
in Noordwijk, NL
Announcement of Opportunity (AO5) for BeppoSAX Observing Program
Hot News from the BeppoSAX mission
- Technical Documentation
- BeppoSAX Observer's
HandBook Issue 1.0 (Jul 7, 1995)
- Software for
Scientific Data Reduction and Analysis
and Astrophysics papers on instrument descriptions
- LOGs of BeppoSAX observations (not official)
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