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The Mini-EUSO telescope on board the international space station: Launch and first observations

Marcelli, L.; Bacholle, S.; Barrillon, P.; Battisti, M.; Belov, A.; Bertaina, M.; Bisconti, F.; Blaksley, C.; Blin-Bondil, S.; Cafagna, F.; Cambiè, G.; Capel, F.; Casolino, M.; Crisconio, M.; Churilo, I.; Cotto, G.; Taille, C. de la; Djakonow, A.; Ebisuzaki, T.; ... mehr


Mini-EUSO is a telescope that observes the Earth from the International Space Station by recording ultraviolet emissions (290 430 nm) of cosmic, atmospheric and terrestrial origin with a field of view of 44◦ and on different time scales, from a few microseconds upwards. The scientific objectives are manifold and span several fields of research: Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays, atmospheric phenomena such as ELVEs, meteors and meteoroids, maps of the Earth night-time ultraviolet emissions and others. In this paper we will describe the instrument, the launching phase and we will discuss some of its first observations.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000136950
Veröffentlicht am 06.09.2021
DOI: 10.1393/ncc/i2021-21094-5
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Astroteilchenphysik (IAP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2037-4909
KITopen-ID: 1000136950
HGF-Programm 51.13.04 (POF IV, LK 01) Kosmische Strahlung Technologien
Erschienen in Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C
Band 44
Heft 2-3
Seiten Art.Nr. 94
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