PAMELA is a satellite-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 350×600km orbit with an inclination of 70. 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.

In-flight performances of the PAMELA satellite experiment

BARBARINO, GIANCARLO;RUSSO, STEFANO;DE ROSA, GIANFRANCA
2008

Abstract

PAMELA is a satellite-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 350×600km orbit with an inclination of 70. 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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