* Astronomy

Members Login
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: CREAM V experiment


Posts: 131433
CREAM V experiment

Energetics and Mass (CREAM) experiment was designed and constructed to measure cosmic ray elemental spectra using a series of ultra long duration balloon (ULDB) flights. The goal is to extend direct measurement of cosmic-ray composition to the energies capable of generating gigantic air showers which have been mainly observed on the ground, thereby providing calibration for indirect measurements. The instrument has redundant and complementary charge identification and energy measurement systems capable of precise measurements of elemental spectra for Z = 1 - 26 nuclei over the energy range ~10^11 to 10^15 eV. Precise measurements of the energy dependence of elemental spectra at the highest of these energies, where the rigidity-dependant supernova acceleration limit could be reflected in a composition change, provide a key to understanding cosmic ray acceleration and propagation.

CREAM-V was Launched on the 1st December, 2009.

Current Flight duration: 09 Days, 19 Hours, 30 Minutes

Read more

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard