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SAX X-ray satellite, artwork

SAX X-ray satellite, artwork

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ALENIA SPAZIO SPA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALENIA SPAZIO SPA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

X-ray astronomy. Artist's impression of the Satellite Astromonia Raggi-X (SAX) satellite. SAX is an Italian/Dutch bilateral project to build a satellite to make observations in X-ray wavelengths. Its primary science missions will be to observe X-ray binaries, pulsars, supernova remnants and active galactic nuclei. The satellite is due for launch on an Atlas 1 rocket in mid- 1994.

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