EUSO-SPB Highlights, 2016
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Superpressure Balloon
The instrument will be carried by a superpressure balloon at a float altitude of 38 km. The superpressure balloon is designed by and will send data to NASA's Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility.

 
EUSO-SPB Collaboration
Collaborators at the instrument construction site in 2016.
EUSO-SPB is a collaboration of 280 researchers from 13 countries and 77 institutions.Learn more >>

 
EUSO-SPB: Fresnel lens
As the light travels through the box, a system of three Fresnel lenses will focus it on the photon detection module (PDM) and provide chromatic correction. Because the fluorescence spectra of EASs are in the ultraviolet, the PDM includes ''a UV filter assembly that passes light between 290 nm and 430 nm.'' The PDM is 2304 pixels which each have a 0.25x0.25 FoV.Learn more >>

 
EUSO-SPB - Preparing for Launch
Instrument hang test: November 17, 2016 in Palestine, Texas
An international collaboration built the Extreme Universe Space Observatory (EUSO) on a super pressure balloon (SPB) to be the first to detect UHECR fluorescence from above. EUSO-SPB will fly this Spring and inform future space missions designed to unveil the extreme energy cosmic frontier.

 
JEM-EUSO experiment
Extreme Universe Space Observatory at the Japanese Module of the International Space Station
The JEM-EUSO experiment, Extreme Universe Space Observatory at the Japanese Module of the International Space Station, is the first space mission devoted to the scientific research of cosmic rays of the highest energies. The super-wide field of view telescope looks down from the International Space Station onto the night sky to detect UV photons emitted from air showers generated by UHECRs in the atmosphere. It will collect the highest rate of extreme energy cosmic rays and look for showers produced by neutrinos and photons.Learn more >>

 
EUSO-SPB construction
The EUSO-SPB instrument will consist of a 1 meter UV telescope contained in a gondola box. As the instrument is carried at a float altitude of around 38 km, light will enter through the bottom of the box.Learn more >>

 
EUSO-SPB - Preparing for Launch
Instrument hang test: November 17, 2016 in Palestine, Texas
An international collaboration built the Extreme Universe Space Observatory (EUSO) on a super pressure balloon (SPB) to be the first to detect UHECR fluorescence from above. EUSO-SPB will fly this Spring and inform future space missions designed to unveil the extreme energy cosmic frontier.