Background conditions aboard the KORONAS-I satellite as measured by the AVS instrument

Yu D. Kotov, A. S. Glyanenko, S. V. Bogovalov, I. V. Belousova, V. Yu Kovalen', V. D. Malashkevich, A. Yu Sokolov, A. V. Dmitriev, S. N. Kuznetsov, S. P. Ryumin, A. S. Udalov, S. I. Boldyrev, V. Yu Klepikov, A. I. Stepanov

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Data concerning the spectra of background x-ray and gamma-ray radiations at various segments of an orbit of the KORONAS-I satellite in the range from 30 keV to 50 MeV are presented. The background spectra were measured by a detector with a crystal CsI(Tl). At a minimum counting rate, the background is approximated by a function with two power law exponents. When compared to the SMM satellite, the experimental background conditions aboard KORONAS-I are shown to be only slightly worse: the background counting rate of the AVS instrument insignificantly exceeds the corresponding SMM counting rate. Thereby, good conditions for recording solar flares and gamma ray bursts are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155
Number of pages1
JournalCosmic Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1999


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