PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 444 - 38th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2023) - Cosmic-Ray Physics (Indirect, CRI)
The Terzina instrument on board the NUSES space mission
 Nuses, R. Aloisio*, C. Altomare, F. Barbato, R. Battiston, M. Bertania, E. Bissaldi, D. Boncioli, L. Burmistrov, I. Cagnoli, M. Casolino, A. Cummings, N. D'Ambrosio, I. De Mitri, G. De Robertis, C. De Santis, A. Di Giovanni, A. Di Salvo, M. Di Santo, L. Di Venere, J. Eser, M. Fernandez Alonso, G. Fontanella, P. Fusco, S. Garbolino, F. Gargano, R.A. Giampaolo, M. Giliberti, F. Guarino, M. Heller, R. Iuppa, J. Krizmanic, A. Lega, F. Licciulli, F. Loparco, L. Lorusso, M. Mariotti, N. Mazziotta, M. Mese, H. Miyamoto, T. Montaruli, A. Nagai, R. Nicolaidis, F. Nozzoli, A. Olinto, D. Orlandi, G. Osteria, P.A. Palmieri, B. Panico, G. Panzarini, A. Parenti, L. Perrone, P. Picozza, R. Pillera, R. Rando, M. Rinaldi, A. Rivetti, V. Rizi, F. Salamida, E. Santero Mormile, V. Scherini, V. Scotti, D. Serini, I. Siddique, L. Silveri, A. Smirnov, R. Sparvoli, S. Tedesco, C. Trimarelli, L. Wu, P. Zuccon and S. Zugravelet al. (click to show)
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In this paper we will introduce the Terzina instrument, which is one of the two scientific payloads of the NUSES satellite mission. NUSES serves as a technological pathfinder, hosting a suite of innovative instruments designed for the in-orbit detection of cosmic rays, neutrinos, and gamma rays across various energy ranges. The Terzina instrument itself is a compact telescope equipped with Schmidt-Cassegrain optics. Its primary objective is to detect Cherenkov radiation emitted by Extensive Air Showers generated by the interaction of high-energy (> 100 PeV) cosmic rays with the Earth's atmosphere. Terzina represents a critical step forward in the development of future space-based instruments aimed at detecting upward-moving showers induced by tau-leptons and muons resulting from the interaction of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos with the Earth. In this paper, we will delve into the key technical aspects of the Terzina instrument, its capabilities, and its potential for detection.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.444.0391
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