The COBRAS/SAMBA space mission

Mandolesi, N. and Bersanelli, M. and Cesarsky, C. and Danese, L. and Efstathiou, G. and Griffin, M. and Lamarre, J. M. and Norgaard-Nielsen, H. U. and Pace, O. and Puget, J. L. and Raisanen, A. and Smoot, G. F. and Tauber, J. and Volontè, S. (1997) The COBRAS/SAMBA space mission. Il nuovo cimento C, 20 C (5). pp. 685-692. ISSN 1826-9885

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COBRAS/SAMBA is an ESA mission designed for extensive, accurate mapping of the anisotropies of the Cosmic Background Radiation, with angular sensitivity from sub-degree scales up to and overlapping with the COBE-DMR resolution. This will allow a full identification of the primordial density perturbations which grew to form the large-scale structures observed in the present universe. The COBRAS/SAMBA maps will provide powerful tests for the inflationary model and decisive answers on the origin of cosmic structure. A combination of bolometric and radiometric instrumentation will ensure the sensitivity and wide spectral coverage required for accurate foreground discrimination. A far-Earth orbit has been selected to minimize the unwanted emission from the Earth. The project is currently in the Phase A study within the European Space Agency M3 programme.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at the VII Cosmic Physics National Conference, Rimini, October 26-28, 1994.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cosmic rays; conference proceedings
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 620 Ingegneria e attivita' affini > 629 Altri rami dell'ingegneria > 629.4 Astronautica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2018 10:40
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2018 10:40

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