About the INTEGRAL Science Operations Centre (ISOC)

 

The INTEGRAL Science Operations Centre (ISOC) is responsible for the definition of scientific operations including the instrument configuration for each observation, the mission planning and implementation of the observing programme.

In summary, the ISOC:

  • prepares AO's for observations, receives proposals and assesses their technical feasibility and makes these assessments available to the Time Allocation Committee.
  • is responsible for the mission planning (scheduling) and implementation of the observing programme.
  • is responsible for the definition of scientific operations including the instrument configuration for each observation
  • will decide on the generation of an alert for Targets of Opportunity in order to change/interrupt the observing programme (responsibility of Project Scientist).
  • will keep an archive of all scientific data as created and maintained by the INTEGRAL Science Data Centre (ISDC).
 

SCIENCE AT ISOC

In parallel to their operational duties, the INTEGRAL Scientists are involved in research acitvities. A summary of their fields of interest can be found here.

 

ISOC at ESAC

The ISOC is located at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), situated at Villafranca del Castillo near Madrid (Spain).
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Postal Address: INTEGRAL Science Operations Centre
European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
P.O. Box 78
28691 Villanueva de la Cañada (Madrid)
Spain
Telephone: +34-91-8131-xxx (see below)
Fax: +34-91-8131-308
ISOC Helpdesk: inthelp@sciops.esa.int
URL: http://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/integral
E-mail: ISurname@sciops.esa.int (I: Initial, Surname: at most 7 letters)

 

 

NAME FUNCTION PHONE MAILCODE
Arpizou, Michelle Secretary 252 SCI-O
Bélanger, Guillaume Operations Scientist 394 SCI-OOG
Kretschmar, Peter ISOC Manager 399 SCI-OOG
Kuulkers, Erik Project & Operations Scientist +31 71 565 8470 SCI-OOG
Salazar Doñate, Emilio Software Engineer 433 SCI-OOG
Sanchez, Celia Operations Scientist 375 SCI-OOG
  ISOC Planning room 223