Dark matter particle explorer: the first Chinese astronomical satellite
The Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE), also known as “Wukong” (the famous “Monkey King” in China), is a space mission supported by the strategic priority science and technology projects in space science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. DAMPE was successfully launched into a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 500 km by the Long March 2-D rocket on Dec. 17 2015. All sub-detectors were turned on successfully on Dec. 24 2015. They work very well all the time. Its energy resolution and particle identification abilities at TeV energies are the best among the similar experiments in the world. The on-orbit data also show that the charge resolution and the angular resolution are fully consistent with the expectation. Some results will be reported in this talk.
Time: March 1st, 2017, 14:30 pm
Venue: A601, NAOC