Long March 2D • DAMPE

Press Release

The DArk Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) is a scientific satellite mission funded by the Chinese Academy of Science which has been developing the DAMPE since 2011, and the satellite has recently been completed. The DAMPE will be launched using a Long March 2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert, about 1,600 kilometers from Beijing.

DAMPE aims to measure electrons and photons in the range of 5 GeV-10 TeV, with unprecedented energy resolution, in order to detect DM annihilation in these channels. It will also measure the flux of nuclei up to above 100 TeV with excellent energy resolution, which will bring new insights to the origin and propagation of high energy cosmic rays. With its excellent photon detection capability, the DAMPE mission is well placed for new discoveries in high energy g-ray astronomy as well.