July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
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The NUCLEON Space Experiment status and the first results

Aug 1, 2015, 3:15 PM
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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
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Dmitry Podorozhny (MSU SINP)


The "knee" energy range 1015 - 1016 eV is a crucial region for the understanding of the Cosmic Rays (CR) origin, acceleration and propagation in our Galaxy. The NUCLEON satellite experiment is designed to investigate directly a cosmic ray nuclei energy spectrum and the chemical composition from 100 GeV to 1000 TeV and the atomic charge range up to Z~40 as well as a cosmic ray electron spectrum from 50 GeV to 3 TeV. The effective geometric factor is more than 0.2 m2sr for nuclei and 0.06 m2sr for electrons. The satellite was launched in 26 December 2014. The spacecraft orbit is a Sun-synchronous one with inclination 97.276 and a middle altitude of 475 km. The total weight of the NUCLEON apparatus is 375 kg, and planned exposition time of 5 years. The flight tests of the NUCLEON detector were done and the preliminary NUCLEON experiment results are presented.
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