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                 Instrumentation seminar: “Status of ISS and the JEM-EUSO project





 Thursday, 11. Dec. 2014

Audio-only-Recording as MP3-File (smallest possible size):

       -   Audio.mp3   (ca.30Mb)


Video-Recording for any system with MP4-support:

       -   Video.mp4   (ca.275Mb)


 10:00 – 11:00


Abstract :

The International Space Station (ISS) has been permanently manned for over 14 years, orbiting 400 km above Earth.

A wide field of science is performed there, spanning from fundamental physics over biology to human physiology.

A short video from the shuttle mission STS-128 will introduce ISS. A few examples of experiments exploiting the

weightlessness will be mentioned, before going into details of JEM-EUSO. The large JEM-EUSO collaboration aims

to study Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR; E > 10 EeV). The principle is to observe the UV-light that is emitted

by the Extensive Air Showers (EAS) with up to 100 billion particles, which are created by the UHECRs. However,

these are extremely rare and therefore a space based detector that can cover a very large area is ideal, in addition to that

it gives a uniform coverage of the whole celestial sphere. Currently a Russian-based design, K-EUSO, is planned for ISS

around 2019. A small pre-cursor, Mini-EUSO, to be placed inside ISS in 2017, will in addition to test and validate

technology and operations, be able to make interesting scientific contributions in several fields.



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