A New Paradigm in Space Based Experiments Using Rubber Balloons

Дата и время публикации : 2013-07-01T14:21:37Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Sandip K. Chakrabarti
Debashis Bhowmick
Sourav Palit
Subhankar Chakraborty
Sushanta Mondal
Arnab Bhattacharyya
Susanta Middya
Sonali Chakrabarti

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Первичная категория: astro-ph.IM

Все категории : astro-ph.IM, astro-ph.SR

Краткий обзор статьи: Indian Centre for Space Physics is engaged in long duration balloon borne experiments with typical payloads less than ~ 3kg. Low cost rubber balloons are used. In a double balloon system, the booster balloon lifts the orbiter balloon to its cruising altitude where data is taken for a long time. Here we present results of muon detections and recent solar activities, including the light curves and flare spectra in the 20-100keV range. We not only show that we have successfully obtained several flares and there spectra at different altitudes, we also found that the high energy X-ray flux of strong flares at altitudes of 10-13 km (the flight altitude of commercial planes) could be more than the contribution due to cosmic rays.

Category: Physics