Ice satellites of planets of the Solar System and the on-orbit radio detection of ultrahigh-energy particles
The problem of detecting nature’s most energetic particles — cosmic rays and neutrinos — is reviewed. Prospects for using orbital radio detectors for these highest-energy particles are examined. Apertures are calculated for space experiments using the Moon and similar-sized ice satellites of planets of the Solar System as targets for the interaction of cosmic-ray particles and neutrinos. A comparative analysis shows that using the Moon as a target is the most promising scenario.