PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 444 - 38th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2023) - Cosmic-Ray Physics (Direct, CRD)
Measuring Cosmic Rays with the RadMap Telescope on the International Space Station
M.J. Losekamm*, T. Berger, P. Hinderberger, M. Kasemann, T. Kendelbacher, C. Kuehnel, K. Marsalek, D. Matthiä, L. Meyer-Hetling, S. Paul, T. Pöschl, B. Przybyla, M. Rohde, S. Rückerl, M. Wirtz and H.J. Zachrau
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The RadMap Telescope is a new radiation-monitoring instrument operating in the U.S. Orbital Segment (USOS) of the International Space Station (ISS). The instrument was commissioned in May 2023 and will rotate through four locations inside American, European, and Japanese modules over a period of about six months. In some locations, it will take data alongside operational, validated detectors for a cross-check of measurements. RadMap's central detector is a finely segmented tracking calorimeter that records detailed depth-dose data relevant to studies of the radiation exposure of the ISS crew. It is also able to record particle-dependent energy spectra of cosmic-ray nuclei with energies up to several hundred MeV per nucleon. A unique feature of the detector is its ability to track nuclei with omnidirectional sensitivity at an angular resolution of two degrees. In this contribution, we present the design and capabilities of the RadMap Telescope and give an overview of the instrument's commissioning on the ISS.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.444.0099
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