Bess and its future prospect for polar long duration flights

A. Yamamoto, K. Abe, K. Anraku, Yoichi Asaoka, M. Fujikawa, H. Fuke, S. Haino, M. Imori, K. Izumi, T. Maeno, Y. Makida, N. Matsui, H. Matsumoto, H. Matsunaga, F. B. McDonald, J. Mitchell, T. Mitsui, A. Moiseev, M. Motoki, J. Nishimura & 23 others M. Nozaki, S. Orito, J. F. Ormes, D. Righter, T. Saeki, T. Sanuki, M. Sasaki, E. S. Seo, Y. Shikaze, T. Sonoda, R. Streitmatter, J. Suzuki, K. Tanaka, K. Tanizaki, I. Ueda, J. Z. Wang, N. Yajima, T. Yamagami, Y. Yamamoto, H. Yamaoka, K. Yamato, T. Yoshida, K. Yoshimura

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Abstract

The Balloon-borne Experiment with a Superconducting Spectrometer, BESS, aims to study elementary particle/antiparticle phenomena in the early history of the Universe. The instrument has a unique feature of a thin superconducting solenoid magnet enabling a large geometrical acceptance with a horizontally cylindrical configuration. Seven balloon flights have been successfully carried out since 1993. More then 103 comic-ray antiproton have been unambiguously detected, and the energy spectrum has been measured with the characteristic peak at 2 GeV. The search for cosmic-ray antihelium brought the upper-limit of the antihelium/helium ratio down to < 10-6. To extend the highly sensitive measurements, we are planning polar long duration flights in Antarctica focusing on the very low energy antiproton spectrum towards the solar-minimum in the next decade.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1253-1262
Number of pages10
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Balloons
future prospect
antiprotons
particle phenomena
BESS (satellite)
Elementary particles
flight
balloon flight
antiparticles
Cosmic rays
elementary particles
Solenoids
Antarctic regions
balloons
solenoids
acceptability
cosmic ray
helium
Magnets
Helium

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  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Yamamoto, A., Abe, K., Anraku, K., Asaoka, Y., Fujikawa, M., Fuke, H., ... Yoshimura, K. (2002). Bess and its future prospect for polar long duration flights. Advances in Space Research, 30(5), 1253-1262. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0273-1177(02)00541-0

Bess and its future prospect for polar long duration flights. / Yamamoto, A.; Abe, K.; Anraku, K.; Asaoka, Yoichi; Fujikawa, M.; Fuke, H.; Haino, S.; Imori, M.; Izumi, K.; Maeno, T.; Makida, Y.; Matsui, N.; Matsumoto, H.; Matsunaga, H.; McDonald, F. B.; Mitchell, J.; Mitsui, T.; Moiseev, A.; Motoki, M.; Nishimura, J.; Nozaki, M.; Orito, S.; Ormes, J. F.; Righter, D.; Saeki, T.; Sanuki, T.; Sasaki, M.; Seo, E. S.; Shikaze, Y.; Sonoda, T.; Streitmatter, R.; Suzuki, J.; Tanaka, K.; Tanizaki, K.; Ueda, I.; Wang, J. Z.; Yajima, N.; Yamagami, T.; Yamamoto, Y.; Yamaoka, H.; Yamato, K.; Yoshida, T.; Yoshimura, K.

In: Advances in Space Research, Vol. 30, No. 5, 2002, p. 1253-1262.

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Yamamoto, A, Abe, K, Anraku, K, Asaoka, Y, Fujikawa, M, Fuke, H, Haino, S, Imori, M, Izumi, K, Maeno, T, Makida, Y, Matsui, N, Matsumoto, H, Matsunaga, H, McDonald, FB, Mitchell, J, Mitsui, T, Moiseev, A, Motoki, M, Nishimura, J, Nozaki, M, Orito, S, Ormes, JF, Righter, D, Saeki, T, Sanuki, T, Sasaki, M, Seo, ES, Shikaze, Y, Sonoda, T, Streitmatter, R, Suzuki, J, Tanaka, K, Tanizaki, K, Ueda, I, Wang, JZ, Yajima, N, Yamagami, T, Yamamoto, Y, Yamaoka, H, Yamato, K, Yoshida, T & Yoshimura, K 2002, 'Bess and its future prospect for polar long duration flights', Advances in Space Research, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 1253-1262. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0273-1177(02)00541-0
Yamamoto, A. ; Abe, K. ; Anraku, K. ; Asaoka, Yoichi ; Fujikawa, M. ; Fuke, H. ; Haino, S. ; Imori, M. ; Izumi, K. ; Maeno, T. ; Makida, Y. ; Matsui, N. ; Matsumoto, H. ; Matsunaga, H. ; McDonald, F. B. ; Mitchell, J. ; Mitsui, T. ; Moiseev, A. ; Motoki, M. ; Nishimura, J. ; Nozaki, M. ; Orito, S. ; Ormes, J. F. ; Righter, D. ; Saeki, T. ; Sanuki, T. ; Sasaki, M. ; Seo, E. S. ; Shikaze, Y. ; Sonoda, T. ; Streitmatter, R. ; Suzuki, J. ; Tanaka, K. ; Tanizaki, K. ; Ueda, I. ; Wang, J. Z. ; Yajima, N. ; Yamagami, T. ; Yamamoto, Y. ; Yamaoka, H. ; Yamato, K. ; Yoshida, T. ; Yoshimura, K. / Bess and its future prospect for polar long duration flights. In: Advances in Space Research. 2002 ; Vol. 30, No. 5. pp. 1253-1262.
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