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Science and mission status of EUSO-SPB2

Abdellaoui, G.; Abe, S.; Adams, Jr, J.H.; Allard, D.; Alonso, G.; Anchordoqui, L.; Anzalone, A.; Arnone, E.; Asano, K.; Attallah, R.; Attoui, H.; Ave Pernas, M.; Bagheri, M.; Baláz, J.; Bakiri, M.; Barghini, D.; Bartocci, S.; Battisti, M.; Bayer, J.; ... mehr


The Extreme Universe Space Observatory on a Super Pressure Balloon II (EUSO-SPB2) is a second generation stratospheric balloon instrument for the detection of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECRs, E > 1 EeV) via the fluorescence technique and of Very High Energy (VHE, E > 10 PeV) neutrinos via Cherenkov emission. EUSO-SPB2 is a pathfinder mission for instruments like the proposed Probe Of Extreme Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (POEMMA). The purpose of such a space-based observatory is to measure UHECRs and UHE neutrinos with high statistics and uniform exposure. EUSO-SPB2 is designed with two Schmidt telescopes, each optimized for their respective observa- tional goals. The Fluorescence Telescope looks at the nadir to measure the fluorescence emission from UHECR-induced extensive air shower (EAS), while the Cherenkov Telescope is optimized for fast signals (∼10 ns) and points near the Earth’s limb. This allows for the measurement of Cherenkov light from EAS caused by Earth skimming VHE neutrinos if pointed slightly below the limb or from UHECRs if observing slightly above. The expected launch date of EUSO-SPB2 is Spring 2023 from Wanaka, NZ with target duration of up to 100 days. ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Prozessdatenverarbeitung und Elektronik (IPE)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsdatum 15.12.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000156440
Verlag arxiv
Nachgewiesen in arXiv
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