BESS-Polar experiment: Progress and future prospects

Koji Yoshimura, K. Abe, H. Fuke, S. Haino, T. Hams, M. Hasegawa, A. Horikoshi, K. C. Kim, T. Kumazawa, A. Kusumoto, M. H. Lee, Y. Makida, S. Matsuda, Y. Matsukawa, J. W. Mitchell, A. A. Moiseev, J. Nishimura, M. Nozaki, R. Orito, J. F. OrmesK. Sakai, M. Sasaki, E. S. Seo, Y. Shikaze, R. Shinoda, R. E. Streitmatter, J. Suzuki, K. Takeuchi, N. Thakur, K. Tanaka, T. Yamagami, A. Yamamoto, T. Yoshida

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Abstract

The first scientific flight of the BESS-Polar balloon-borne experiment was successfully carried out in December 2004 from Antarctica with the primary scientific objectives of searching for primordial antiparticles from the universe and making precision measurements of primary cosmic-ray fluxes. During the 8.5 day flight, the newly developed BESS-Polar spectrometer worked well and gathered data from 9 × 108 cosmic-ray events, showing its capability for making long-duration science observations. We have already started hardware development for the second experiment, which is expected to be a flight of more than 20 days during the next solar minimum period with the upgraded spectrometer. In this manuscript, progress on and prospects for the BESS-Polar experiment are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1664-1669
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Volume42
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 17 2008
Externally publishedYes

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BESS (satellite)
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Cosmic rays
flight
cosmic ray
Spectrometers
spectrometer
spectrometers
primary cosmic rays
antiparticles
experiment
Experiments
Balloons
Antarctic regions
balloons
hardware
cosmic rays
universe
Fluxes
Hardware

Keywords

  • Antarctica
  • BESS
  • Long-duration balloon flight
  • Superconducting spectrometer

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  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Yoshimura, K., Abe, K., Fuke, H., Haino, S., Hams, T., Hasegawa, M., ... Yoshida, T. (2008). BESS-Polar experiment: Progress and future prospects. Advances in Space Research, 42(10), 1664-1669. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2007.05.048

BESS-Polar experiment : Progress and future prospects. / Yoshimura, Koji; Abe, K.; Fuke, H.; Haino, S.; Hams, T.; Hasegawa, M.; Horikoshi, A.; Kim, K. C.; Kumazawa, T.; Kusumoto, A.; Lee, M. H.; Makida, Y.; Matsuda, S.; Matsukawa, Y.; Mitchell, J. W.; Moiseev, A. A.; Nishimura, J.; Nozaki, M.; Orito, R.; Ormes, J. F.; Sakai, K.; Sasaki, M.; Seo, E. S.; Shikaze, Y.; Shinoda, R.; Streitmatter, R. E.; Suzuki, J.; Takeuchi, K.; Thakur, N.; Tanaka, K.; Yamagami, T.; Yamamoto, A.; Yoshida, T.

In: Advances in Space Research, Vol. 42, No. 10, 17.11.2008, p. 1664-1669.

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Yoshimura, K, Abe, K, Fuke, H, Haino, S, Hams, T, Hasegawa, M, Horikoshi, A, Kim, KC, Kumazawa, T, Kusumoto, A, Lee, MH, Makida, Y, Matsuda, S, Matsukawa, Y, Mitchell, JW, Moiseev, AA, Nishimura, J, Nozaki, M, Orito, R, Ormes, JF, Sakai, K, Sasaki, M, Seo, ES, Shikaze, Y, Shinoda, R, Streitmatter, RE, Suzuki, J, Takeuchi, K, Thakur, N, Tanaka, K, Yamagami, T, Yamamoto, A & Yoshida, T 2008, 'BESS-Polar experiment: Progress and future prospects', Advances in Space Research, vol. 42, no. 10, pp. 1664-1669. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2007.05.048
Yoshimura, Koji ; Abe, K. ; Fuke, H. ; Haino, S. ; Hams, T. ; Hasegawa, M. ; Horikoshi, A. ; Kim, K. C. ; Kumazawa, T. ; Kusumoto, A. ; Lee, M. H. ; Makida, Y. ; Matsuda, S. ; Matsukawa, Y. ; Mitchell, J. W. ; Moiseev, A. A. ; Nishimura, J. ; Nozaki, M. ; Orito, R. ; Ormes, J. F. ; Sakai, K. ; Sasaki, M. ; Seo, E. S. ; Shikaze, Y. ; Shinoda, R. ; Streitmatter, R. E. ; Suzuki, J. ; Takeuchi, K. ; Thakur, N. ; Tanaka, K. ; Yamagami, T. ; Yamamoto, A. ; Yoshida, T. / BESS-Polar experiment : Progress and future prospects. In: Advances in Space Research. 2008 ; Vol. 42, No. 10. pp. 1664-1669.
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