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Instrument details
Acronym MEPS
Full name Medium Energy Particles Sensor
Purpose Space weather - Monitoring charged particles at platform level
Short description Set of counters for electrons (30-600 keV) and protons (30-1000 keV)
Background Component of the Space Environment Package (SEP)
Scanning Technique N/A (in-situ in the platform environment)
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle Field of view 60° (protons) and 25° (electrons)
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency CMA
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: ≥2020 to ≥2040
Last update: 2019-06-03
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
  • Energetic particle spectrometer
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Electron integral directional flux
  • Proton integral directional 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
Electron integral directional flux5 - marginalNo specific limitation.Platform environment, low, medium and high energy (up to over 400 keV)
Proton integral directional flux5 - marginalNo specific limitation.Platform environment, low and medium energy (up to 1000 keV)