The CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) was launched in August 2015 and installed on the International Space Station (ISS) Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility. Alongside the primary science targets of GeV-TeV energy cosmic-ray electrons and cosmic-ray hadrons up to PeV energies, CALET is sensitive to gamma rays from 1 GeV up to 10 TeV, limited by statistics. Access to energies below 10 GeV is enabled by a dedicated low-energy gamma (LE-γ) trigger which is active only at low geomagnetic latitudes. In this work we review the analysis of gamma-ray events collected with this trigger including the mitigation of a secondary photon background from cosmic-ray interactions with ISS structures in the CALET field-of-view, the observation of persistent galactic and extragalactic sources, and the detection of emission from the quiescent Sun.
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2022 Mar 18|
|Event||37th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2021 - Virtual, Berlin, Germany|
Duration: 2021 Jul 12 → 2021 Jul 23
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