CAET Mission on the ISS

S. Torii, M. Hareyama, N. Hasebe, K. Kasahara, S. Kobayashi, S. Kodaira, H. Murakami, S. Ozawa, S. Udo, N. Yamashita, K. Ebisawa, H. Fuke, J. Nishimura, Y. Saito, M. Takayanagi, H. Tomida, S. Ueno, T. Yamagami, K. Hibino, S. OkunoT. Tamura, N. Tateyama, T. Kobayashi, T. Kotani, K. Yamaoka, A. Yoshida, Y. Shimizu, M. Takita, T. Yuda, Y. Katayose, M. Shibata, E. Kamioka, A. Kubota, K. Yoshida, M. Ichimura, S. Kuramata, Y. Tunesada, T. Terasawai, H. Kitamura, Y. Uchihori, Y. Komori, K. Mizutani, K. Munakata, A. Shiomi, J. W. Michell, A. J. Ericsson, T. Hams, J. F. Krizmanic, A. A. Moissev, M. Sasaki, J. F. Ormes, M. L. Cherry, T. G. Guzik, J. P. Wefel, W. R. Binns, M. H. Israel, H. Krawzczynski, P. S. Marrocchesi, M. G. Gagliesi, G. Bigongiari, A. Caldarone, M. Y. Kim, R. Cecchi, P. Maestro, V. Millucci, R. Zei, C. Avanzini, T. Avanzini, A. Messine, F. Morsani, O. Adriani, L. Bonechi, P. Papini, E. Vannuccini, J. Chan, W. Gan, T. Lu, Y. Ma, H. Wang, G. Chen

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We are developing the CALorimetric Electron Telescope, CALET, mission for the Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility, JEM-EF, of the International Space Station. Major scientific objectives are to search for the nearby cosmic ray sources and dark matter by carrying out a precise measurement of the electrons in 1 GeV - 20 TeV and gamma rays in 20 MeV - several 10 TeV. CALET has a unique capability to observe electrons and gamma rays over 1 TeV since the hadron rejection power can be larger than 105 and the energy resolution better than a few % over 100 GeV. The detector consists of an imaging calorimeter with scintillating fibers and tungsten plates and a total absorption calorimeter with BGO scintillators. CALET has also a capability to measure cosmic ray H, He and heavy ions up to 1000 TeV. It also will have a function to monitor solar activity and gamma ray transients. The phase A study has started on a schedule of launch in 2013 by H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) for 5 year observation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventHigh Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III - Marseille, France
Duration: 2008 Jun 232008 Jun 26

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceHigh Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III


  • Calorimeter
  • Dark matter
  • Diffuse gamma ray
  • Gamma ray burst
  • High energy
  • ISS
  • Solar modulation
  • cosmic ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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