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Lomonosov Update
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Re: Lomonosov Update
« Reply #1 on: 06/05/2018 03:50 PM »
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1475-7516/2017/09/006/meta%253Bjsessionid=FF362B935EC5C9A469CB031057814A44.ip-10-40-1-105
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First results from the TUS orbital detector in the extensive air shower mode

B.A. Khrenova, P.A. Klimova, M.I. Panasyuka, S.A. Sharakina, L.G. Tkachevb,c, M.Yu. Zotova, S.V. Biktemerovab, A.A. Botvinkod, N.P. Chirskayaa, V.E. EremeevaShow full author list

Published 6 September 2017 • © 2017 IOP Publishing Ltd and Sissa Medialab
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Volume 2017, September 2017

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TUS (Tracking Ultraviolet Set-up), the first orbital detector of extreme energy cosmic rays (EECRs), those with energies above 50 EeV, was launched into orbit on April 28, 2016, as a part of the Lomonosov satellite scientific payload. The main aim of the mission is to test a technique of registering fluorescent and Cherenkov radiation of extensive air showers generated by EECRs in the atmosphere with a space telescope. We present preliminary results of its operation in a mode dedicated to registering extensive air showers in the period from August 16, 2016, to November 4, 2016. No EECRs have been conclusively identified in the data yet, but the diversity of ultraviolet emission in the atmosphere was found to be unexpectedly rich. We discuss typical examples of data obtained with TUS and their possible origin. The data is important for obtaining more accurate estimates of the nocturnal ultraviolet glow of the atmosphere, necessary for successful development of more advanced orbital EECR detectors including those of the KLYPVE (K-EUSO) and JEM-EUSO missions.

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Re: Lomonosov Update
« Reply #2 on: 06/05/2018 03:53 PM »
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11214-017-0441-x
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February 2018, 214:6 | Cite as
SHOK—The First Russian Wide-Field Optical Camera in Space

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    V. M. LipunovE. S. GorbovskoyEmail authorV. G. KornilovM. I. PanasyukA. M. AmelushkinV. L. PetrovI. V. YashinS. I. SvertilovN. N. Vedenkin

    1.Physics DepartmentM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
    2.Sternberg Astronomical InstituteM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
    3.Physical DepartmentM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
    4.Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP MSU)M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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First Online: 30 November 2017

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Onboard the spacecraft Lomonosov is established two fast, fixed, very wide-field cameras SHOK. The main goal of this experiment is the observation of GRB optical emission before, synchronously, and after the gamma-ray emission. The field of view of each of the cameras is placed in the gamma-ray burst detection area of other devices located onboard the “Lomonosov” spacecraft. SHOK provides measurements of optical emissions with a magnitude limit of ∼9--10m
on a single frame with an exposure of 0.2 seconds. The device is designed for continuous sky monitoring at optical wavelengths in the very wide field of view (1000 square degrees each camera), detection and localization of fast time-varying (transient) optical sources on the celestial sphere, including provisional and synchronous time recording of optical emissions from the gamma-ray burst error boxes, detected by the BDRG device and implemented by a control signal (alert trigger) from the BDRG. The Lomonosov spacecraft has two identical devices, SHOK1 and SHOK2. The core of each SHOK device is a fast-speed 11-Megapixel CCD. Each of the SHOK devices represents a monoblock, consisting of a node observations of optical emission, the electronics node, elements of the mechanical construction, and the body.
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Re: Lomonosov Update
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Re: Lomonosov Update
« Reply #8 on: 07/01/2018 08:42 AM »
Today Russian media reported that Lomonosov satellite suffered malfunction:

https://ria.ru/space/20180630/1523699926.html

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Re: Lomonosov Update
« Reply #9 on: 07/02/2018 08:13 PM »
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/mikhailo-lomonosov.html#2018
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Mikhailo Lomonosov runs in trouble in orbit

On June 30, 2018, the Head of Nuclear Physics Institute of Moscow State University, NIIYaF MGU, Mikhail Panasyuk, confirmed the report by the RIA Novosti news agency that Mikhailo Lomonosov, one of only two dedicated scientific satellites operated by Russia, had suffered a failure of its data transmission system. Specialists from MGU and VNIIEM Corporation, which built the satellite, were working to determine the source of the problem and resolve it, RIA Novosti said, quoting an unnamed industry source. The news of the failure aboard the Mikhailo Lomonosov satellite came two years and two months after its launch from Vostochny Cosmodrome or 10 months before the completion of its minimum projected life span of three years.

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Re: Lomonosov Update
« Reply #10 on: 07/07/2018 06:56 PM »
Сospar 2018

 NATIONAL REPORT on the Results of Fundamental Space Research Realized in Russia During 2016– 2017
http://sovet.cosmos.ru/cospar2018

Results of Flight Scientific Programmes, Research and Observation Realized in 2016 – 2017
http://sovet.cosmos.ru/sites/default/files/Chapter%202.pdf

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