Estimating the cosmic ray extensive air shower detection rate for the EUSO - Super Pressure Balloon mission
Ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) are the most energetic particles ever recorded. How ever, their sources and acceleration mechanisms are unknown. The JEM-EUSO mission is a UHECR detector planned for the International Space Station (ISS). Its main scientific objective is to identify the sources of UHECRs and measure their energy spectra. It will do so by recording the fluorescence light emitted by cosmic ray interactions in the atmosphere from outer space. Above 1020 eV, the flux of UHECR is less than one particle per square kilometer per century, making it difficult to record a significant ...
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