SIGMA space telescope is devoted entirely to the high energy astronomy.

Scientific objectives of the mission are :

  • Imaging ot the sky in the energy range 35 keV to 1.3 MeV.

  • Temporal and spectral analysis of localised gamma-ray sources in the same energy range.

  • Temporal and spectral analysis of gamma-ray bursts in the energy range 200 keV to 15 MeV.

The telescope has been constructed by two French laboratories :

Both under contract to the CNES

Further reading : Publications