13-16 February 2012
CERN
Europe/Zurich timezone

The JEM-EUSO mission: context and status

16 Feb 2012, 10:00
20m
500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium

CERN

CERN, Geneva
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Speaker

Prof. Andrea Santangelo (University Tuebingen)

Description

JEM-EUSO, the Extreme Universe Space Observatory on board the Japanese Experiment Module of the ISS (International Space Station), is expected, within this decade, to explore the ultra-high energy (UHE) Universe with unprecedentedly large effective area and uniform exposure. In this talk we first summarize the scientific context of the mission, including its scientific requirements, and we discuss its role in the framework of the development of next- generation UHE observatories. We then report 1) on the status of the instrument, describing the most recent technical developments; and 2) on the mission aspects of the observatory. In addition, the current programmatic status will be presented.

Primary author

Prof. Andrea Santangelo (University Tuebingen)

Co-author

Collaboration JEM-EUSO (International Space Station)

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