EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 53, 2013UHECR 2012 - International Symposium on Future Directions in UHECR Physics
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||25 June 2013|
EUSO-BALLOON a pathfinder for detecting UHECR's from the edge of space
1 Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, Toulouse, France
2 Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire, Univ. Paris Sud-11, CNES/IN2P3, Orsay, France
3 AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Univ. Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, Paris, France
4 Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Kepler Center, University of Tübingen, Germany
5 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
6 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare – Sezione di Bari, Italy
7 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare – Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Italy
8 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare – Sezione di Napoli, Italy
9 Universita' di Napoli “Federico II” – Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Napoli, Italy
10 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare – Sezione di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
11 Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata – Dipartimento di Fisica, Roma, Italy
12 Dipartimento di Fisica dell' Universit'a di Torino and INFN Torino, Torino, Italy
13 RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Wako, Japan
14 Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
15 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico
16 National Centre for Nuclear Research, Lodz, Poland
17 Universidad de Alcalá (UAH), Madrid, Spain
18 University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, USA
EUSO-Balloon has been conceived as a pathfinder mission for JEM-EUSO, to perform an end-to-end test of the subsystems and components, and to prove the global detection chain while improving our knowledge of the atmospheric and terrestrial UV background. Through a series of stratospheric balloon flights performed by the French Space Agency CNES, EUSO-BALLOON will serve as an evolutive test-bench for all the key technologies of JEM-EUSO. EUSO-Balloon also has the potential to detect Extensive Air Showers from above, marking a key milestone in the development of UHECR science, and paving the way for any future large scale, space-based UHECR observatory.
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