The SPI Veto System
January 5, 2013
Date: 07 Jun 2000 Satellite: INTEGRAL Depicts: Bottom section of veto system To reduce the background radiation, the detectors on SPI are shielded by bismuth germanate oxide crystals. These act as a veto (anticoincidence) system and extend around the bottom and side of the detector almost completely up to the coded mask. This image shows the bottom section of the system, that resides below the detector (see related images).
Topics: X-ray telescopes, Space telescopes, Optical materials, Bismuth germanate, Electronic anticoincidence, INTEGRAL, Space, European Space Agency, Spaceflight, Physics, Radiation