The PAMELA magnetic spectrometer onboard the Resurs DK1 satellite no. 1 was put into (Earth) orbit on June 15, 2006; measurements continue at the present time. The scientific objective of the spectrometer is the study of antiproton, proton, positron, electron and light nucleus fluxes in cosmic rays. In this paper, we present the technique for measuring electron and positron spectra in the energy range from 20 to 800 GeV.
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This work was supported by an unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness.
- Cosmic rays
- High-energy positrons and electrons
- PAMELA magnetic spectrometer