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Compton Gamma Ray Observatory

(observatory-satellite for detecting gamma rays)

The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) was a spacecraft observing Gamma Rays. It was launched in 1991 and functioned until 2000. Instruments include:

  • BATSE - Burst and Transient Source Experiment
  • OSSE - Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment
  • COMPTEL - Imaging Compton Telescope
  • EGRET - Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope

CGRO finished some Surveys and caught Gamma-Ray Bursts including a strong burst in 1999.

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Referenced by:
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)