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Astrophsyics

Projects: Past Missions

Integral INTEGRAL
Launch date: 17 October 2002
http://integral.esac.esa.int/
Planck Planck
Launch date: 14 May 2009
Retired: 23 October 2013
http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Planck/

Planck was decommissioned in 2013, but data analysis activities continue.


Related Past Missions

The following retired missions were part of the Explorer Program, but their science is closely related to the Physics of the Cosmos Theme.

Hitomi Hitomi
Launch date: 12 February 2016
http://astro-h.isas.jaxa.jp/en/

Hitomi (formerly ASTRO-H) is an X-ray observation satellite that will explore the extreme universe, particularly high energy phenomena around black holes and supernova explosions, and clusters of galaxies filled with high-temperature plasma.

Rossi XTE RXTE
Launch date: 30 December 1995
Decommissioned: 5 January 2012
http://rxte.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Suzaku Suzaku
Launch date: 10 July 2005
http://suzaku.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Swift WMAP
Launch date: 30 June 2001
Last command received: 28 October 2010
http://wmap.gsfc.nasa.gov/


PCOS News

Program News and Announcements

27 Jul 2017
Call for Nominations to the Executive Committee of the Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG) »  Details
21 Jul 2017
Apply for the U.S. LISA Study Team (due 1 September)»  Details

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