Compton Gamma Ray Observatory
(observatory-satellite for detecting gamma rays)
The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) was a spacecraft
observing gamma rays. It was launched in 1991 and
functioned until 2000.
- BATSE - Burst and transient Source Experiment.
- OSSE - Oriented Scintillation spectrometer Experiment.
- COMPTEL - Imaging Compton Telescope.
- EGRET - Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope.
CGRO finished some surveys and caught gamma-ray bursts
including a strong burst in 1999.
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Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)