Direct measurements of cosmic rays in space
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
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Direct measurements of the chemical composition and fluxes of cosmic rays have always played a crucial role in advancing our understanding of both acceleration and propagation of cosmic rays. Direct detection is performed with three basic technologies: balloon-borne and satellite-borne detectors, and instruments placed aboard space stations. In this talk I will present the basic principles of direct detection and review the most important measurements made by past and present missions, with a view to future projects.
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