GLAST Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescop 

Welcome to homepage of the GLAST INFN-Perugia group. The GLAST project (Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope: GLAST@SLAC/Stanford LAT instrument site, GLAST@Goddard/NASA site) is an astrophysics and astro-particle physics partnership exploring the high energy gamma-ray universe. This NASA mission (GLAST-NASA-portal) was successfully launched in Wed. 11 June 2008 from Cape Canaveral, USA. The satellite has a main modular instrument (the Large Area Telescope, LAT) formed by an array of 16 towers, each with a tracker based on silicon mircostrip detectors and a calorimeter. This main instrument is designed for making observations of cosmic gamma-ray sources with energy between 20 MeV and 300 GeV. The Italian collaboration has contributed in the LAT subsystem construction and test, and is funded by INFN, with the participation of ASI and INAF. The GLAST LAT is funded in the US by NASA and the Department of Energy, and by government agencies in Italy, France, Japan, and Sweden. The GLAST project follows in the footsteps of the successful CGRO-EGRET mission, with a nominal mission of five years and a goal for an extension to a ten-year mission.

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GLAST Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope

   VII workshop on "Science with the New Generation of High Energy Gamma-ray Experiments" (SciNeGHE 2009) - October 7-9, Assisi, PG, Italy

Group Leader: Pasquale Lubrano
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