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The Mini-EUSO telescope on board the International Space Station: Launch and first results

Casolino, M. ; Barghini, D.; Battisti, M.; Belov, A.; Bertaina, M.; Bisconti, F.; Blaksley, C.; Bolmgren, K.; Cafagna, F.; Cambiè, G.; Capel, F.; Ebisuzaki, T.; Fenu, F.; Franceschi, A.; Fuglesang, C.; Golzio, A.; Gorodetzki, P.; Kajino, F.; Kasuga, H.; ... mehr


Mini-EUSO is a telescope launched on board the International Space Station in 2019 and currently located in the Russian section of the station.
Main scientific objectives of the mission are the search for nuclearites and Strange Quark Matter, the study of atmospheric phenomena such as Transient Luminous Events, meteors and meteoroids, the observation of sea bioluminescence and of artificial satellites and man-made space debris. It is also capable of observing Extensive Air Showers generated by Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays with an energy above 10$^{21}$ eV and detect artificial showers generated with lasers from the ground.
Mini-EUSO can map the night-time Earth in the UV range (290 - 430 nm), with a spatial resolution of about 6.3 km and a temporal resolution of 2.5 μs, observing our planet through a nadir-facing UV-transparent window in the Russian Zvezda module. The instrument, launched on 2019/08/22 from the Baikonur cosmodrome is based on an optical system employing two Fresnel lenses and a focal surface composed of 36 Multi-Anode Photomultiplier tubes, 64 channels each, for a total of 2304 channels with single photon counting sensitivity and an overall field of view of 44°. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000154779
Veröffentlicht am 26.01.2023
DOI: 10.22323/1.395.0354
Zitationen: 3
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Astroteilchenphysik (IAP)
Institut für Prozessdatenverarbeitung und Elektronik (IPE)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsdatum 18.03.2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1824-8039
KITopen-ID: 1000154779
Erschienen in Proceedings of 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference — PoS(ICRC2021), Ed.: A. Kappes
Veranstaltung 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2021), Online, 12.07.2021 – 23.07.2021
Verlag Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 354
Serie Pos proceedings of science ; 395
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 29.07.2021
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