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A balloon-borne prototype for demonstrating the concept of JEM-EUSO

A. Santangelo
J.H. Adams
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J. Bayer
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M. Bertaina
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F. Cafagna
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M. Casolino
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G. Distratis
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A. Ebersoldt
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T. Ebisuzak
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A. Haungs
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A. Jung
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Y. Kawasaki
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G. Medina-Tanco
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G. Osteria
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I.H. Park
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P. Picozza
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H. Prieto
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M. Ricci
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M.D. Rodríguez Frías
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V. Scotti
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J. Szabelski
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Y. Takizawa
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K. Tusno
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Abstract

EUSO-BALLOON has been conceived as a pathfinder for JEM-EUSO, a mission concept for a space-borne wide-field telescope monitoring the Earth's nighttime atmosphere with the objective of recording the ultraviolet light from tracks initiated by ultra-high energy cosmic rays. Through a series of stratospheric balloon flights performed by the French Space Agency CNES, EUSO-BALLOON will serve as a test-bench for the key technologies of JEM-EUSO. EUSO-BALLOON shall perform an end-to-end test of all subsystems and components, and prove the global detection chain while improving our knowledge of the atmospheric and terrestrial ultraviolet background. The balloon-instrument also has the potential to detect for the first time UV-light generated by atmospheric air-shower from above, marking a milestone in the development of UHECR science, and paving the way for any future large scale, space-based ultra-high energy cosmic ray observatory.

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in2p3-00917839 , version 1 (12-12-2013)

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P. von Ballmoos, A. Santangelo, J.H. Adams, P. Barrillon, J. Bayer, et al.. A balloon-borne prototype for demonstrating the concept of JEM-EUSO. Advances in Space Research, 2014, 53, pp.1544-1550. ⟨10.1016/j.asr.2013.11.049⟩. ⟨in2p3-00917839⟩
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