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The CALET mission on the ISS
Author(s): S. Torii; M. Hareyama; N. Hasebe; K. Kasahara; S. Kobayashi; S. Kodaira; H. Murakami; S. Ozawa; S. Udo; N. Yamashita; K. Ebisawa; H. Fuke; J. Nishimura; Y. Saito; M. Takayanagi; H. Tomida; S. Ueno; T. Yamagami; K. Hibino; S. Okuno; T. Tamura; N. Tateyama; T. Kobayashi; T. Kotani; K. Yamaoka; A. Yoshida; Y. Shimizu; M. Takita; T. Yuda; Y. Katayose; M. Shibata; E. Kamioka; A. Kubota; K. Yoshida; M. Ichimura; S. Kuramata; Y. Tunesada; T. Terasawa; H. Kitamura; Y. Uchihori; Y. Komori; K. Mizutani; K. Munakata; A. Shiomi; J. W. Mitchell; A. J. Ericsson; T. Hams; J. F. Krizmanic; A. A. Moissev; M. Sasaki; J. F. Ormes; M. L. Cherry; T. G. Guzik; J. P. Wefel; W. R. Binns; M. H. Israel; H. Krawczynski; P. S. Marrocchesi; M. G. Gagliesi; G. Bigongiari; A. Caldarone; M. Y. Kim; R. Cecchi; P. Maestro; V. Millucci; R. Zei; C. Avanzini; T. Lotadze; A. Messineo; F. Morsani; O. Adirani; L. Bonechi; P. Papini; E. Vannuccini; J. Chan; W. Gan; T. Lu; Y. Ma; H. Wang; G. Chen
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Paper Abstract

We are developing the CALorimetric Electron Telescope, CALET, mission for the Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility, JEM-EF, of the International Space Station. Major scientific objectives are to search for the nearby cosmic ray sources and dark matter by carrying out a precise measurement of the electrons in 1 GeV - 20 TeV and gamma rays in 20 MeV - several 10 TeV. CALET has a unique capability to observe electrons and gamma rays over 1 TeV since the hadron rejection power can be larger than 105 and the energy resolution better than a few % over 100 GeV. The detector consists of an imaging calorimeter with scintillating fibers and tungsten plates and a total absorption calorimeter with BGO scintillators. CALET has also a capability to measure cosmic ray H, He and heavy ionsi up to 1000 TeV. It also will have a function to monitor solar activity and gamma ray transients. The phase A study has started on a schedule of launch in 2013 by H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) for 5 year observation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7021, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III, 702114 (22 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788524
Show Author Affiliations
S. Torii, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
M. Hareyama, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
N. Hasebe, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
K. Kasahara, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
S. Kobayashi, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
S. Kodaira, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
H. Murakami, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
S. Ozawa, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
S. Udo, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
N. Yamashita, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
K. Ebisawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
H. Fuke, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
J. Nishimura, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Y. Saito, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
M. Takayanagi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
H. Tomida, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
S. Ueno, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
T. Yamagami, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
K. Hibino, Kanagawa Univ. (Japan)
S. Okuno, Kanagawa Univ. (Japan)
T. Tamura, Kanagawa Univ. (Japan)
N. Tateyama, Kanagawa Univ. (Japan)
T. Kobayashi, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
T. Kotani, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
K. Yamaoka, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
A. Yoshida, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Y. Shimizu, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
M. Takita, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
T. Yuda, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Y. Katayose, Yokohama National Univ. (Japan)
M. Shibata, Yokohama National Univ. (Japan)
E. Kamioka, Shibaura Institute of Technology (Japan)
A. Kubota, Shibaura Institute of Technology (Japan)
K. Yoshida, Shibaura Institute of Technology (Japan)
M. Ichimura, Hirosaki Univ. (Japan)
S. Kuramata, Hirosaki Univ. (Japan)
Y. Tunesada, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
T. Terasawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
H. Kitamura, National Institute of Radiological Sciences (Japan)
Y. Uchihori, National Institute of Radiological Sciences (Japan)
Y. Komori, Kanagawa Univ. of Human Services (Japan)
K. Mizutani, Saitama Univ. (Japan)
K. Munakata, Shinshu Univ. (Japan)
A. Shiomi, Nihon Univ. (Japan)
J. W. Mitchell, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
A. J. Ericsson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
T. Hams, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
J. F. Krizmanic, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
A. A. Moissev, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
M. Sasaki, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
J. F. Ormes, Univ. of Denver (United States)
M. L. Cherry, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
T. G. Guzik, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
J. P. Wefel, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
W. R. Binns, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (United States)
M. H. Israel, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (United States)
H. Krawczynski, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (United States)
P. S. Marrocchesi, Siena Univ. and INFN (Italy)
M. G. Gagliesi, Siena Univ. and INFN (Italy)
G. Bigongiari, Siena Univ. and INFN (Italy)
A. Caldarone, Siena Univ. and INFN (Italy)
M. Y. Kim, Siena Univ. and INFN (Italy)
R. Cecchi, Siena Univ. and INFN (Italy)
P. Maestro, Siena Univ. and INFN (Italy)
V. Millucci, Siena Univ. and INFN (Italy)
R. Zei, Siena Univ. and INFN (Italy)
C. Avanzini, Pisa Univ. and INFN (Italy)
T. Lotadze, Pisa Univ. and INFN (Italy)
A. Messineo, Pisa Univ. and INFN (Italy)
F. Morsani, Pisa Univ. and INFN (Italy)
O. Adirani, Florence Univ. and INFN (Italy)
L. Bonechi, Florence Univ. and INFN (Italy)
P. Papini, Florence Univ. and INFN (Italy)
E. Vannuccini, Florence Univ. and INFN (Italy)
J. Chan, Purple Mountain Observatory (China)
W. Gan, Purple Mountain Observatory (China)
T. Lu, Purple Mountain Observatory (China)
Y. Ma, Institute of High Energy Physics (China)
H. Wang, Institute of High Energy Physics (China)
G. Chen, Institute of High Energy Physics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7021:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III
David A. Dorn; Andrew D. Holland, Editor(s)

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