PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 395 - 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2021) - Highlight Talks
The High Energy cosmic-Radiation Detection (HERD) facility on board the Chinese Space Station: hunting for high-energy cosmic rays
F. Gargano*  on behalf of the HERD collaboration
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Pre-published on: October 28, 2021
Published on: March 18, 2022
The High Energy cosmic-Radiation Detection (HERD) facility has been proposed as a space
astronomy payload onboard the future China’s Space Station (CSS) aimed to detect charged
cosmic-rays and gamma-rays from few GeV to PeV energies. The main science objectives of
HERD are searching for dark matter particles, the study of cosmic ray chemical composition and
high energy gamma-ray observations. HERD will extend high precision and high statistics spectral
measurements of individual cosmic ray species up to few PeV, reaching the knee of the all-particle
spectrum. It will also observe the gamma-ray sky from a few hundred of MeV up to 1 TeV
contributing to multi-messenger astronomy together with ground-based high energy gamma-ray
telescope and neutrino and gravitational waves detectors.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.395.0026
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