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Mini-EUSO: A high resolution detector for the study of terrestrial and cosmic UV emission from iSS

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Thursday, September 7, 2017

Mini-EUSO: A high resolution detector for the study of terrestrial and cosmic UV emission from the International Space Station

Francesca Capel, Alexander Belov, Marco Casolino, Pavel Klimov
(Submitted on 1 Sep 2017)

The Mini-EUSO instrument is a UV telescope to be placed inside the International Space Station (ISS), looking down on the Earth from a nadir-facing window in the Russian Zvezda module. Mini-EUSO will map the earth in the UV range (300 - 400 nm) with a spatial resolution of 6.11km and a temporal resolution of 2.5 μs, offering the opportunity to study a variety of atmospheric events such as transient luminous events (TLEs) and meteors, as well as searching for strange quark matter and bioluminescence. Furthermore, Mini-EUSO will be used to detect space debris to verify the possibility of using a EUSO-class telescope in combination with a high energy laser for space debris remediation. The high-resolution mapping of the UV emissions from Earth orbit allows Mini-EUSO to serve as a pathfinder for the study of Extreme Energy Cosmic Rays (EECRs) from space by the JEM-EUSO collaboration.

Comments:    29 pages, 11 figures. Accepted by ASR
Subjects:    Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)
Cite as:    arXiv:1709.00405 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1709.00405v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
Submission history
From: Francesca Capel
[v1] Fri, 1 Sep 2017 17:57:39 GMT (2395kb,D)
https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.00405

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