DAMPE (DArk Matter Particle Explorer) is a Space mission project promoted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), in collaboration with Universities and Institutes from China, Italy and Switzerland. The satellite hosting the DAMPE detector has been successfully launched on December 17th, 2015, and is currently collecting data in a stable way. The main goals of the mission are: indirect search of Dark Matter, looking for signatures in the electron and photon spectra with energies up to 10 TeV; high energy gamma-ray astronomy; analysis of the flux and composition of primary Cosmic Rays (CR) in the energy range from few tens of GeV up to hundreds of TeV. In this work we present the latest result on the CR Helium spectrum measured by DAMPE and discuss the observed features in the light of the current models about the origin, acceleration and propagation of galactic Cosmic Rays. The outcome is validated through independent analyses performed inside the DAMPE Collaboration, which give consistent results within the overall uncertainties.
Cosmic Rays, CR Direct detection, CR Helium flux, Space experiments