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GCN Circular 35727

The AGILE satellite ceased operations and re-entered today into the atmosphere
2024-02-14T21:09:52Z (2 months ago)
Carlotta Pittori at ASDC <>
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M. Tavani (INAF/IAPS, and Univ. Roma Tor Vergata), A. Addis (INAF/OAS-Bo), A. Argan (INAF/IAPS), L. A. Antonelli (INAF/OAR), N. Auricchio (INAF/OAS-Bo), G. Barbiellini (INFN Trieste), L. Baroncelli (INAF/OAS-Bo), M. Basset (ex-INFN Trieste), F. Boffelli (ex-INFN Pavia), A. Bulgarelli (INAF/OAS-Bo), P. Caraveo (INAF/IASF-Mi), M. Cardillo (INAF/IAPS), C. Casentini (INAF/IAPS and INFN Tor Vergata), L. Castaldini (INAF/OAS-Bo), P. W. Cattaneo (INFN Pavia), E. Cavazzuti (ASI), G. Ceccobelli (SSDC-TPZ), A. Chen (Wits University), A. Ciabattoni (INAF/OAS-Bo), V. Cocco (ex-INFN Tor Vergata), M. Conte (free lance), M. Cosmo (ASI), E. Costa (INAF/IAPS), F. Cutrona (Univ. Milano Bicocca), F. D'Amico (ASI), P. D'Angeli (SSDC-TPZ), E. Del Monte (INAF/IAPS), G. De Paris (ESA), G. Di Cocco (INAF/OAS-Bo), G. Di Persio (INAF/IAPS), A. Di Piano (INAF/OAS-Bo), I. Donnarumma (ASI), Y. Evangelista (INAF/IAPS), F. Fabri (SSDC-SERCO), G. Fanari (SSDC-SERCO), G. Fedel (ex-INFN Trieste), V. Fioretti (INAF/OAS-Bo), L. Foffano (INAF/IAPS), L. Foggetta (INFN LNF), M. Feroci (INAF/IAPS), T. Froysland (Univ. Tor Vergata), F. Fuschino (ex-INAF/OAS-Bo), M. Galli (ENEA), F. Gianotti (INAF/OAS-Bo), P. Giommi (ex-ASI and INAF-OAB), A. Giuliani (INAF/IASF-Mi), M. Giusti (ASI), A. Guerra (SSDC-TPZ), C. Labanti (INAF/OAS-Bo), I. Lapshov (INAF/IAPS), F. Lazzarotto (INAF/OAPD), P. Lipari (INFN and Univ. Roma Sapienza), F. Longo (Univ. Trieste and INFN Trieste), F. Lucarelli (SSDC and INAF/OAR), M. Marisaldi (University of Bergen), A. Mauri (ENEA), E. Menegoni (ASI), S. Mereghetti (INAF/IASF-Mi), E. Morelli (INAF/OAS), A. Morselli (INFN and Univ. Roma Tor Vergata), P. Munar (ex-INAF/IAPS), B. Nadalut (ex-INFN Trieste),

D. Navarra (SSDC-SERCO), B. Negri (ASI), L. Pacciani (INAF/IAPS), G. Panebianco (INAF/OAS-Bo), F. Paoletti (ex-East Windsor RSD Hightstown and INAF/IAPS), N. Parmiggiani, (INAF/OAS-Bo), A. Pellizzoni (INAF/OA-Cagliari), F. Perotti (INAF/IASF-Mi), G. Piano (INAF/IAPS), P. Picozza (INFN and Univ. Roma Tor Vergata), M. Pilia (INAF/OA-Cagliari),  C. Pittori (SSDC and INAF/OAR), G. Polenta (ASI), C. Pontoni (ex-INFN Trieste), B. Preger (ex ASDC-SSDC), M. Prest (Univ. dell'Insubria and INFN Milano Bicocca), R. Primavera (SSDC-TPZ), G. Pucella (ENEA), M. Rapisarda (ENEA Frascati), A. Rappoldi (INFN Pavia), M. Romani (ex- INAF/IAPS), E. Rossi (INAF/OAS-Bo), A. Rubini (INAF/IAPS), S. Sabatini (ex-INAF/IAPS), P. Santolamazza (ex ASDC-SSDC), P. Soffitta (INAF/IAPS),  L. Salotti (ASI), E. Scalise (INAF/IAPS), L. Soli (TAS-I), E. Striani (ex-INAF/IAPS), P. Tempesta (TeleSpazio), E. Tommasi (ASI), A. Traci (INAF/OAS-Bo), M. Trifoglio (INAF/OAS-Bo), A. Trois (INAF/OA-Cagliari), A. Ursi (ASI and INAF/IAPS), G. Valentini (ASI), E. Vallazza (INFN Milano Bicocca), S. Vercellone (INAF/OA-Brera), F. Verrecchia (SSDC and INAF/OAR), V. Vittorini (INAF/IAPS), A. Zambra (free lance), and D. Zanello (INFN and Univ. Roma Sapienza) report:

The AGILE satellite, launched on April 23, 2007 and dedicated to X-ray and gamma-ray astrophysics ceased its scientific observations on January 18, 2024 in anticipation of its re-entry. The satellite re-entered into the atmosphere today as a consequence of natural decay of its low Earth orbit.

During 17 years, AGILE contributed in fundamental ways to high-energy astrophysics, cosmic-ray physics, solar physics and to the study of terrestrial gamma-ray flashes. Its archives and catalogs are available to the community through the ASI SSDC.

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