PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 358 - 36th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2019) - SH - Solar & Heliospheric
Space-Weather capabilities and preliminary results of the High Energy Particle Detector (HEPD) on-board the CSES-01 satellite
M. Martucci*, G. Ambrosi, R. Battiston, S. Bartocci, L. Basara, W.J. Burger, D. Campana, L. Carfora, M. Casolino, G. Castellini, P. Cipollone, L. Conti, A. Contin, C. De Donato, F. De Persio, C. De Santis, B. Di Ruzza, F.M. Follega, C. Guandalini, M. Ionica, R. Iuppa, G. Laurenti, I. Lazzizzera, M. Lolli, C. Manea, L. Marcelli, G. Masciantonio, M. Mergé, G. Osteria, L. Pacini, F. Palma, F. Palmonari, B. Panico, A. Parmentier, L. Patrizii, F. Perfetto, P. Picozza, M. Piersanti, M. Pozzato, M. Puel, I. Rashevskaya, E. Ricci, M. Ricci, S. Ricciarini, V. Scotti, A. Sotgiu, R. Sparvoli, B. Spataro, V. Vitale, P. Zuccon and S. Zoffoliet al. (click to show)
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Pre-published on: October 08, 2019
Published on: July 02, 2021
CSES-01 (China Seismo-Electromagnetic Satellite) is a mission developed by CNSA (Chinese National Space Administration) and ASI (Italian Space Agency) to investigate the near-Earth electromagnetic, plasma and particle environment, focusing on the disturbances of the ionosphere-magnetosphere transition region.
In this framework, the Italian High Energy Particle Detector (HEPD) on board CSES-01, is an advanced detector based on a tower of scintillators and a silicon tracker that provide good energy resolution as well as a wide angular acceptance for electrons of 3-100 MeV, protons of 30-200 MeV and light nuclei (up to Oxygen).
The very good capabilities in both detection and discrimination of particles make the detector well suited for space-weather purposes; indeed HEPD is able to continuously monitor the magnetospheric environment with high precision and stability in time. Turbulent conditions in the near-Earth environment translate into modification of particles and magnetic/electric measurements at different time-scales.
In this work, the data-analysis techniques and some preliminary results concerning the study of different proton populations encountered along CSES-01 orbit (galactic cosmic rays, re-entrant albedo etc.) are presented.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.358.1118
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