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Instrument details
Acronym HEPS
Full name High Energetic Particles Sensor
Purpose Space weather - Monitoring charged particles at platform level
Short description Set of counters for electrons (0.4-4 MeV) and protons (1-165 MeV) [see details below]
Background Component of the Space Environment Package (SEP). Replaces SEM on FY-2 A to H.
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: 2018-05-01 to ≥2040
Last update: 2019-06-03
Detailed characteristics
Sensors Nb. channels Energy range Field of view
High-energy Proton Detector  8 channels 1 to 165 MeV   Conical (60°)
High-energy Electron Detector  9 channels  0.4 to 4 MeV  Conical (25°)
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, medium and high energy (over 40 to over 400 keV)
Proton integral directional flux5 - marginalNo specific limitation.Platform environment, medium and high energy (over 40 to over 1000 keV)