SAX

This is the IFCTR WWW server. This page is specific of SAX. You can also have access to the IFCTR-specific (non-SAX) WWW pages.

What is SAX

SAX (Satellite per Astronomia X) is an X-ray astronomy satellite being developed by ASI and NIVR.
SAX has been launched on 30 April 1996, has undergone its commissioning, has terminated the Science Verification Performance phase (Jul-Oct 1996), and is now (24 Feb 1997) in the first year of the mission.
SAX has been renamed BeppoSAX in honour to G.P.S. Occhialini, first director of IFCTR.


See also locally
For a longer explanation have a look into the mission description on the
SAX IFCTR staff Here are the IFCTR staff which were involved during the development of this project :
Here you find more dedicated information (project-specific).

Here you find information on the SAX-related software XAS.