BackForwardInstrument:  SWS/XEUVI 

Instrument details
Acronym SWS/XEUVI
Full name Space Weather Suite / Solar X-ray and Extreme Ultraviolet Imager
Purpose Solar imagery in the X-ray and EUV ranges
Short description 6-channels radiometer, five in X-ray (0.6-8 nm, 0.6-6 nm, 0.6-5 nm, 0.6-2 nm, 0.6-1.6 nm, and 0.6-1.2 nm), and one in EUV (9.5 nm with 1 nm bandwidth)
Background New development
Scanning Technique Sun-pointing from a dawn-dusk orbit. Imaging capability
Resolution 7500 km for X-ray, 3750 km for EUV, at Sun surface
Coverage / Cycle 12 min for X-ray, 2 min for EUV
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency CMA
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: ≥2019 to ≥2029
Last update: 2017-05-19
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

Note: a red tag indicates satellites no longer operational, a green tag indicates operational satellites, a blue tag indicates future satellites

Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Solar activity monitor
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Solar EUV flux
  • Solar EUV image
  • Solar X-ray flux
  • Solar X-ray image
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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 flux1 - primaryNo specific limitation.Several channels, wide dynamic range
Solar X-ray image4 - fairNo specific limitation.Fluxmetry with coarse spatial resolution
Solar EUV flux4 - fairNo specific limitation.Few channels, moderate dynamic range
Solar EUV image4 - fairNo specific limitation.Fluxmetry with coarse spatial resolution