The Universe Through Fermi's Eyes: Celebrating the First Five Years
On June 11, 2008, what was then the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) rode a Delta II rocket into low-Earth orbit. After two months of tests and checks and calibrations, on August 11, 2008, NASA declared GLAST open for business as astrophysics' premier eye on the gamma-ray sky. Five years, a name change, a near miss with a defunct Soviet spy satellite, and countless surprises later, the spacecraft now known as the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (FGST) is still going strong, with another five-year mission stretching ahead of it.
Read more in SLAC Today 8/22/2013
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