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UAH scientists to track and calibrate EUSO telescope prototype in Canada

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A graduate student at UAH and also a scientist and an engineer from UAH are on the way to Canada to help calibrate a prototype cosmic ray telescope that has a 2017 International Space Station flight goal.

Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR) graduate student Matthew Rodencal, Douglass Huie of the Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center (RSESC) and Dr. James Adams of CSPAR will use a graphical tracking system developed at UAH to position a helicopter directly under a stratospheric balloon carrying the a prototype of the Extreme Universe Space Observatory (EUSO) telescope on a moonless night over a remote area of Ontario Province, Canada.

EUSO is being developed for a flight on the International Space Station to record the luminous tracks left by extremely energetic cosmic rays when they strike the Earth's atmosphere.

 

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