The JEM-EUSO mission: Context and status
IAAT, Kepler Center for Astro and Particle Physics, Eberhard-Karls Universität, Tübingen, Sand 1, 72076 Tübingen, Germany
JEM-EUSO, the Extreme Universe Space Observatory, on-board the Japanese Experiment Module of the ISS (International Space Station), is expected, within this decade, to explore the ultra-high energy (UHE) Universe with unprecedentedly large effective area and uniform exposure. In this paper, we summarize the scientific context of the mission and its scientific requirements. We then report: 1) on the status of the instrument, describing the most recent technical developments; and 2) on the mission aspects of the observatory. In addition, we will present the current programmatic status.
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