INTEGRAL's Vital Statistics
|Mission aims and objectives||
To locate, observe and identify sources of high-energy radiation, such as, black holes, neutron stars and supernova explosions.
Images and performs spectroscopy of gamma-ray sources, and at the same time monitors these sources at X-ray and visible wavelengths.
|Launch date, vehicle, location||Launched 17 October 2002, on a Russian Proton rocket, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan|
|Mass at launch (total)||about 4000kg|
|Mass of payload||about 2000 kg|
|Mass of fuel
|about 540 kg|
|Height of spacecraft||5 m|
|Diameter of spacecraft||about 3.7 m|
|Height of service module||about 1.2 m|
|Length and width of Solar Arrays||Two deployable wings, each with three 1.8m (w) × 1.9m (h) rigid panels. Total span of the deployed array is 16 metres|
Highly elliptical 72-hour orbit, with an apogee of about 150 000 km and a perigee of about ten thousand km.