INTEGRAL stands for INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory.
The International Space Agency’s (ESA) Integral space observatory has been orbiting Earth for 15 years, observing the ever-changing cosmos in gamma rays, X-rays and visible light. Studying stars exploding as supernovas, monster black holes and, more recently, even gamma-rays that were associated with gravitational waves, Integral continues to broaden our understanding of the high-energy Universe.
This video visualises the orbits of the spacecraft since its launch on 17 October 2002, until October 2017.
Coordination/ Karen O’Flaherty (EJR-Quartz for ESA), Mariana Barrosa Artistic Direction/Rui Bráz Design/ Leonor Graça Moura Animation and Motion Graphics/ Rui Brás Music/ Paulo Raimundo.