BackForwardInstrument:  SXM 

Instrument details
Acronym SXM
Full name Solar X-ray monitor
Purpose Space weather: monitoring solar X-ray fluxes reaching the platform
Short description Fluxmeter to measure X-rays in the range approximately 1-10 keV
Background Consolidated technology
Scanning Technique Sun pointing from GEO
Resolution N/A (full disk)
Coverage / Cycle Full solar disk at 1 ms intervals
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency CMA
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 2012 to ≥2021
Last update: 2017-05-18
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Solar activity monitor
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Solar X-ray flux
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Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

The following list indicates which measurements can typically be retrieved from this category of instrument. To see a full Gap Analysis by Variable, click on the respective variable.

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Solar X-ray flux3 - highNo specific limitation.Few channels, wide dynamic range