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The Fermi-LAT Mission After 8 Years Operation On-Orbit
February 23, 20172:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CDT)

The Fermi-LAT Mission After 8 Years Operation On-Orbit


Troy Porter (Stanford University)



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

The Fermi satellite was launched in June 2008 with two instruments on-board: the Large Area Telescope (LAT) and the Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor (GBM). Both have operated without interruption since the final checkout on-orbit. I will talk about the LAT, which is the primary instrument on Fermi, its general characteristics and performance, and scientific results achieved. The latter include a diverse selection from solar system to extragalactic science. I will give an overview of these and talk about the major discoveries over the past 8.5 years of the mission.

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