Galactic cosmic rays: spectrum / composition / anisotropy
- Paolo Desiati (WIPAC)
Marco Casolino (INFN)
The Pamela spectrometer was launched in 2006 from the cosmodrome of Baikonur, Kazakistan, on board the Russian satellite Resurs-DK1. Since then, it has been collecting cosmic rays from its 70 degrees inclination, 600 km altitude polar orbit. This orbit allows to sample particles of trapped, semi-trapped nature in the Earth geomagnetosphere, of solar origin (emitted in solar particle events),...
Manuela Vecchi (Universidade de Sao Paulo (BR))
The AMS-02 detector is a general purpose particle physics detector installed on the International Space Station to perform a unique long duration mission of fundamental physics research in space. The detector is operating at an altitude of 400 km, detecting cosmic rays in the GeV to TeV range, before they interact with the Earth atmosphere. The main goals of the experiment include the precise...
Serap Tilav (Univ. of Delaware)
Andrey Turundaevskiy (Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow, 119991, Russia)
The NUCLEON satellite experiment is designed to investigate directly, above the atmosphere, the energy spectra of cosmic-ray nuclei and the chemical composition (Z=1-30) at energy range 100 GeV - 1000 TeV. The effective geometric factor is more than 0.2 m2sr for nuclei and 0.06 m2sr for electrons. The planned exposition time is more than 5 years.