Jem-Euso Algeria

National Consortium
For the Algerian Participation in the International Space Mission
Japanese Experimental Module as Extreme Universe Space Observatory


Le CDTA Point focal du Consortium National  pour la Participation de l’Algérie à la Mission Spatiale Internationale  JEM EUSO. . . .

Le CDTA Point focal du Consortium National pour la Participation de l’Algérie à la Mission Spatiale Internationale JEM EUSO. . . .


The objectives of the JEM EUSO mission


The JEM EUSO mission consists to develop, with a joint international effort, a telescope with a principal detection in the UV and its installation on-board of the International Space Station. It is dedicated to the exploitation of energy sources which feed the acceleration of cosmic rays of high energies 1019 eV to 1021.In particular, those that surround our globe.


Its scientific interest


The interest is scientific at first. The unknown sources which compensate the expenditure in kinetic energy of cosmic rays ultra-energetic are susceptible to give more clarification about the origin and the constituents of our universe. Thus, the interest is universal and concerns all humanity.


Its Technological Interest


The technological development aspects of both components and systems (integration, tests, characterization, calibration, etc.) multidisciplinary: space optics, embedded electronic, thermal, optoelectronics, precision mechanics, Remote Sensing by IR camera and LiDAR, microelectronics (ASIC, FPGA, etc.), mechatronics, etc. It concerns all participating countries. This event will enable to acquire international standard competences in:

  • The projects conduction according to the circumstantial requirements through time.
  • Training through research for the benefit of young researchers and students in the sense that to strengthen and honor the Algerian contribution.
  • The acquisition and capitalization of know-how, ultimately, to the benefit of Algeria.


Consistency of the JEM-EUSO project


The collaboration consists to develop an experimental module of specific conception that uses the Earth’s atmosphere as a detector. This module should be placed over 2017 to 2018 on the International Space Station(ISS).The project is managed by the Japanese Research Center “Riken” and  supported by 87 Institutions from 16 countries, including Algeria.


 CountriesInstitutionsNumber of Researchers
1Japan24 Centres de Recherche et Universités, dont l’Université de Tokyo et l’Agence Spaciale JAXA. Ce consortium estpiloté par Riken 72
2USAU. California, Berkeley, U. Chicago, Color.Sch.Mines, U. d’Alabama, Univ.Wisc.Milwaukee, NASA/MSFC, U. Vanderbilt, U. UCLA29
3FranceLAL (U. Paris XI), OMEGA IN2P3-CNRS, APC (U. Paris VII), IRAP (U. Toulouse, CNRS),27
4GermanyU. Erlangen-Nuremberg, KIT, LMU, U. Tuebingen, U. Würzburg30
5ItalyEleven research centres and universities, including the INFN and University of Rome46
7Republic of KoreaCASI, U. Ehawa W., U. SKKU, U. Yonsei9
8RussiaSINP MSU (Moscou), JINResearch (Dubna), TSNIIMASH (Korolyov)14
9SwitzerlandCSEM, ETHZ, ISDC5
10SpainCSIC, INTA, UAH, UC3M, IAC 25
11PolandUJK, OAUJ, NCBJ, CBK14
12SlovakiaInstitute of Experimental Physics, KOSICE 4
13BulgariaU. de Sofia7
14AlgeriaCDTA, CRAAG, U. Tlemcen, U. Constantine, U. Annaba, U. Jijel, U. Msila30
16RomaniaInstitute of Space Science, Magurele,Romania 10
Total 14 countries 85 Institutions336 researchers

The Members of the Algerian Consortium


The Algerian Consortium witnessed the participation of several members from seven different research institutions:

Mohammed TRAÏCHE, national coordinator( Centre for Development of Advanced Technologies (CDTA)) – Lotfi MERAD, coordinator (the University of Tlemcen) – Reda ATTALLAH, coordinator (the University of Annaba) – Jamal MIMOUNI, coordinator (the Universit of Constantine) – Mourad FOUKA and Zouleikha SAHNOUNE representatives of the Centre for Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG)Amine AHRICHE representative of the university of Jijel - Sihem KALLI representative of the university of Msila.