The e-ASTROGAM mission Exploring the extreme Universe with gamma rays in the MeV - GeV range

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Author(s): De Angelis A, Tatischeff V, Tavani M, Oberlack U, Grenier I, Hanloni L, Walter R, Argan A, Von Ballmoos P, Bulgarelli A, Donnarumma I, Hernanz M, Kuvvetli I, Pearce M, Zdziarski A, Aboudan A, Ajello M, Ambrosi G, Bernard D, Bernardini E, Bonvicini V, Brogna A, Branchesi M, Budtz-Jorgensen C, Bykov A, Campana R, Cardillo M, Coppi P, De Martino D, Diehl R, Doro M, Fioretti V, Funk S, Ghisellini G, Grove E, Hamadache C, Hartmann DH, Hayashida M, Isern J, Kanbach G, Kiener J, Knodlseder J, Labanti C, Laurent P, Limousin O, Longo F, Mannheim K, Marisaldi M, Martinez M, Mazziotta MN, Mcenery J, Mereghetti S, Minervini G, Moiseev A, Morselli A, Nakazawa K, Orleanski P, Paredes JM, Patricelli B, Pevre J, Piano G, Pohl M, Ramarijaona H, Rando R, Reichardt I, Roncadelli M, Silva R, Tavecchio F, Thompson DJ, Turolla R, Ulyanov A, Vacchi A, Wu X, Zoglauer A
Journal: Experimental Astronomy
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 44
Journal issue: 1
Pages range: 25-82
ISSN: 0922-6435


e-ASTROGAM ('enhanced ASTROGAM') is a breakthrough Observatory space mission, with a detector composed by a Silicon tracker, a calorimeter, and an anticoincidence system, dedicated to the study of the non-thermal Universe in the photon energy range from 0.3 MeV to 3 GeV - the lower energy limit can be pushed to energies as low as 150 keV, albeit with rapidly degrading angular resolution, for the tracker, and to 30 keV for calorimetric detection. The mission is based on an advanced space-proven detector technology, with unprecedented sensitivity, angular and energy resolution, combined with polarimetric capability. Thanks to its performance in the MeV-GeV domain, substantially improving its predecessors, e-ASTROGAM will open a new window on the non-thermal Universe, making pioneering observations of the most powerful Galactic and extragalactic sources, elucidating the nature of their relativistic outflows and their effects on the surroundings. With a line sensitivity in the MeV energy range one to two orders of magnitude better than previous generation instruments, e-ASTROGAM will determine the origin of key isotopes fundamental for the understanding of supernova explosion and the chemical evolution of our Galaxy. The mission will provide unique data of significant interest to a broad astronomical community, complementary to powerful observatories such as LIGO-Virgo-GEO600-KAGRA, SKA, ALMA, E-ELT, TMT, LSST, JWST, Athena, CTA, IceCube, KM3NeT, and the promise of eLISA.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Funk, Stefan Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physik

External institutions with authors

Brera Observatory / Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera
Clemson University
Commissariat à l'énergie atomique
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
École Polytechnique - Université Paris-Saclay
Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (ICE)
Institut de Fisica d'Altes Energies (IFAE) / The Institute for High Energy Physics
Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP)
Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute / Физико-технический институт имени А. Ф. Иоффе РАН
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE) / Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Center for Scientific Research / Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
National Institute for Astrophysics / Istituto Nazionale Astrofisica (INAF)
National Institute for Nuclear Physics / Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
Polska Akademia Nauk (PAN) / Polish Academy of Sciences
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (SNS)
Technical University of Denmark / Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)
Universidade de Coimbra
Università degli Studi di Roma 'Tor Vergata'
Università degli Studi di Trieste
Universitat de Barcelona (UB) / University of Barcelona
Universität Potsdam
Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV)
University College Dublin (UCD)
University of Bergen / Universitetet i Bergen
University of California, Berkeley
University of Geneva / Université de Genève (UNIGE)
University of Padua / Universita degli Studi di Padova
University of Paris 7 - Denis Diderot / Université Paris VII Denis Diderot
University of Tokyo
University of Udine / Università degli Studi di Udine
University of Urbino "Carlo Bo" / Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo" (UNIURB)
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

How to cite

De Angelis, A., Tatischeff, V., Tavani, M., Oberlack, U., Grenier, I., Hanloni, L.,... Zoglauer, A. (2017). The e-ASTROGAM mission Exploring the extreme Universe with gamma rays in the MeV - GeV range. Experimental Astronomy, 44(1), 25-82.

De Angelis, Alessandro, et al. "The e-ASTROGAM mission Exploring the extreme Universe with gamma rays in the MeV - GeV range." Experimental Astronomy 44.1 (2017): 25-82.


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