ISAS Space Science Colloquium & Space Science Seminar
Calorimetric Electrons Telescope (CALET) on the International Space Station: The latest results from the first three-year observations on orbit
鳥居 祥二（Shoji TORII）
早稲田大学理工学術院 理工学研究所（Waseda University）
The CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) space experiment, which has been developed by Japan in collaboration with Italy and the United States, is a high-energy astroparticle physics mission installed on the International Space Station (ISS). The primary goals of the CALET mission include investigating possible nearby sources of high-energy electrons, studying the details of galactic particle propagation and searching for dark matter signatures. During a mission, extendable to five years, the CALET experiment measures the flux of cosmic- ray electrons (including positrons) to 20 TeV, gamma-rays to 10 TeV and nuclei with Z=1 to 40 up to 1,000 TeV. Since the start of operation in mid-October, 2015, a continuous observation has been kept mainly by triggering high energy (>10 GeV) showers without any major interruption. The number of the triggered events over 10 GeV is nearly 20 million per month. By using the data obtained during the first three-years, we will have a summary of the CALET observations: 1) Electron+Positron energy spectrum, 2) Proton and Nuclei spectrum, 3) Gamma-ray observation, with results of the performance study on orbit. We also present the results of observations of the electromagnetic counterparts to LIGO-VIRGO gravitational wave events and high-energy counterparts to GRB events measured with the CALET Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (CGBM).
Place: 2F Conf. room（1236） / 研究管理棟２階会議場（1236号室）