Space experiment TUS on board the Lomonosov satellite as pathfinder of JEM-EUSO
Space-based detectors for the study of extreme energy cosmic rays (EECR) are being prepared as a promising new method for detecting highest energy cosmic rays. A pioneering space device – the “tracking ultraviolet set-up” (TUS) – is in the last stage of its construction and testing. The TUS detector will collect preliminary data on EECR in the conditions of a space environment, which will be extremely useful for planning the major JEM-EUSO detector operation.
KeywordsAir-shower fluorescence telescope JEM-EUSO Pathfinder
This work is supported partially by the grant of Russian Foundation for Basic Research No. 13-02-12175 ofi-m.
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