BackForwardInstrument:  LETITsIYA-Camera 

Instrument details
Acronym LETITsIYA-Camera
Full name Multispectral system for UV, VIS and IR ranges
Purpose To measure the spatial distribution of the radiation intensity of lines in the upper atmosphere and ionosphere.
Short description Description missing. Imaging fluxmeter for the UV radiation in the range 200-350 and the VIS lines at 630 nm [OI] and 427,8 nm [N2+]
Background Part of the instrument package carried by the Zond satellite of the 5-satellite Ionozonde constellation
Scanning Technique Observation of the Earth's limb and Aurora occurrance as the satellite moves along its drifting LEO
Resolution 300 km for UV viewing of the limb, 10 km for VIS imagery of the Earth's surface
Coverage / Cycle Full magnetosphere and ionosphere. Sampling at 1 s intervals
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: ≥2017 to ≥2020
Last update: 2017-05-21
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
  • Space radiometer or spectrometer
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Aurora
  • UV flux
  • UV sky 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
UV flux1 - primaryNo specific limitation.Earth's limb observed, wide dynamic range
UV sky image2 - very highNo specific limitation.Earth's limb observed, coarse spatial resolution
Aurora1 - primaryNo specific limitation.Observed down to Earth's surface in UV and VIS