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Accession Number N20120011795
Title Gamma-400 Science Objectives Built on the Current HE Gamma-Ray and CR Results.
Publication Date Apr 2012
Media Count 14p
Personal Author A. Moiseev D. Thompson J. Mitchell
Abstract The main scientific interest of the Russian Gamma-400 team: Observe gamma-rays above approximately 50 GeV with excellent energy and angular resolution with the goals of: (1) Studying the fine spectral structure of the isotropic high-energy gamma-radiation, (2) Attempting to identify the many still-unidentified Fermi-LAT gamma-ray sources. Gamma-400 will likely be the only space-based gamma-ray observatory operating at the end of the decade. In our proposed Gamma-400-LE version, it will substantially improve upon the capabilities of Fermi LAT and AGILE in both LE and HE energy range. Measuring gamma-rays from approx 20 MeV to approx 1 TeV for at least 7 years, Gamma-400-LE will address the topics of dark matter, cosmic ray origin and propagation, neutron stars, flaring pulsars, black holes, AGNs, GRBs, and actively participate in multiwavelength campaigns.
Keywords Astronomical satellites
Dark matter
Gamma ray astronomy
Gamma ray telescopes
Gamma rays
International cooperation
Mission planning
Satellite design
Spaceborne astronomy
Weakly interacting massive particle

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 54B - Astronomy & Celestial Mechanics
Corporate Author Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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