In-flight performances of the PAMELA satellite experiment
2008 (English)In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, Vol. 588, no 1-2, 259-266 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
PAMELA is a satcllite-borne experiment designed to study with great accuracy charged particles in the cosmic radiation with a particular focus on antiparticles. The experiment, housed on board the Russian Resurs-DK1 satellite, was launched on June 15, 2006 in a 350 x 600 km orbit with an inclination of 70 degrees. The apparatus comprises a time-of-flight system, a silicon-microstrip magnetic spectrometer, a silicon-tungsten electromagnetic calorimeter, an anticoincidence system, a shower tail catcher scintillator and a neutron detector. The combination of these devices allows charged particle identification over a wide energy range. In this work, the detector design is reviewed and the in-orbit performances in the first months after the launch are presented.
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2008. Vol. 588, no 1-2, 259-266 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-38108DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2008.01.052ISI: 000255490900050ScopusID: 2-s2.0-40949107665OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-38108DiVA: diva2:436044
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