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Integration and qualification of the Mini-EUSO telescope on board the ISS

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022

G. Cambié, A. Belov, F. Capel, M. Casolino, A. Franceschi, P. Klimov, L. Marcelli, T. Napolitano, P. Picozza, L.W. Piotrowski, E. Reali, M. Ricci

Mini-EUSO is a compact telescope (37×37×62~cm3) currently hosted on board the International Space Station. Mini-EUSO is devoted primarily to study Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR) above 1021~eV but also to search for trange Quark Matter (SQM), to observe Transient Luminous Event (TLE) in upper atmosphere, meteoroids, sea bioluminescence and space debris tracking. Mini-EUSO consist of a main optical system, the Photo Detector Module (PDM), sensitive to UV spectrum (300÷400~nm) and several ancillary sensors comprising a visible (400÷780~nm) and NIR (1500÷1600~nm) cameras and a 8×8 channels Multi-Pixel Photon Counter Silicon PhotoMultiplier (MPPC SiPM) array which will increase the Tecnological Readyness Level of this ultrafast imaging sensor. Mini-EUSO belongs to a novel set of missions committed to evaluate, for the first time, the capability of observing Cosmic Rays from a space-based. The instrumentation, space-qualified tests will be shown.

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)

DOI: 10.22323/1.395.0370

Cite as: arXiv:2201.02597 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2201.02597v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history

From: Alexander Belov 

[v1] Fri, 7 Jan 2022 18:40:04 UTC (3,737 KB)

https://arxiv.org/abs/2201.02597

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