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EUSO-BALLOON a pathfinder for detecting UHECR's from the edge of space

Abstract : 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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P. von Ballmoos, S. Dagoret, A. Santangelo, J.H. Adams, P. Barrillon, et al.. EUSO-BALLOON a pathfinder for detecting UHECR's from the edge of space. International Symposium on Future Directions in UHECR Physics (UHECR 2012), Feb 2012, Genève, Switzerland. pp.09003, ⟨10.1051/EPJCONF/20135309003⟩. ⟨in2p3-00848307⟩

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