The present design of the new space observatory GAMMA-400 is presented in this paper. The instrument has been designed for the optimal detection of gamma rays in a broad energy range (from ∼100 MeV up to 3 TeV), with excellent angular and energy resolution. The observatory will also allow precise and high statistic studies of the electron component in the cosmic rays up to the multi TeV region, as well as protons and nuclei spectra up to the knee region. The GAMMA-400 observatory will allow to address a broad range of science topics, like search for signatures of dark matter, studies of Galactic and extragalactic gamma-ray sources, Galactic and extragalactic diffuse emission, gamma-ray bursts and charged cosmic rays acceleration and diffusion mechanism up to the knee.

Adriani, O., Galper, A.M., Bonvicini, V., Topchiev, N.P., Adriani, O., Aptekar, R.L., et al. (2014). The gamma-400 space observatory: Status and perspectives. In Proceedings of Science. Sissa Medialab Srl.

The gamma-400 space observatory: Status and perspectives

Bigongiari, G.;Bonechi, S.;Maestro, P.;Marrocchesi, P. S.;Tiberio, A.;Vannuccini, E.;
2014-01-01

Abstract

The present design of the new space observatory GAMMA-400 is presented in this paper. The instrument has been designed for the optimal detection of gamma rays in a broad energy range (from ∼100 MeV up to 3 TeV), with excellent angular and energy resolution. The observatory will also allow precise and high statistic studies of the electron component in the cosmic rays up to the multi TeV region, as well as protons and nuclei spectra up to the knee region. The GAMMA-400 observatory will allow to address a broad range of science topics, like search for signatures of dark matter, studies of Galactic and extragalactic gamma-ray sources, Galactic and extragalactic diffuse emission, gamma-ray bursts and charged cosmic rays acceleration and diffusion mechanism up to the knee.
Adriani, O., Galper, A.M., Bonvicini, V., Topchiev, N.P., Adriani, O., Aptekar, R.L., et al. (2014). The gamma-400 space observatory: Status and perspectives. In Proceedings of Science. Sissa Medialab Srl.
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