PoGO+ the Telescope that didn’t give in

The PoGO+ campaign team. Left to right: J-E. Strömberg (DST Control), N. Uchida (Hiroshima University), C. Lockowandt (SSC), H-G. Florén (Stockholm Uni), M. Pearce (Principal Investigator, KTH), V. Mikhalev (KTH), H. Takahashi (Hiroshima Uni), M. Chauvin (KTH), M. Friis (KTH), T. Kawano (Hiroshima Uni), M. Kiss (KTH), T-A. Stana (KTH).
Published Jul 04, 2018

After a failed attempt of getting the POgO+ telescope 40 km into space carried by a helium balloon twice the size of the Globe Arena in 2010, and an inability to make an attempt in 2011 due to weather conditions, the international research group finally succeeded in 2012. The aim was to collect data from the Crab and Cygnus X-1 and the results brought back by PoGO+ has rendered a new field of research.