BackForwardInstrument:  NBK/2 

Instrument details
Acronym NBK/2
Full name Low-frequency wave complex
Purpose Measurement of magnetic and electric field oscillations in the ionosphere to infer plasma density
Short description Description not available. Presumably, set of devices to measure magnetic and electric field oscillations in the range 0.1-20 kHz
Background Part of the instrument package carried by the 5 satellite of the Ionozonde constellation
Scanning Technique Travelling in the magnetosphere in several LEO's (one drifting, four sunsynchronous)
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle Large fraction of magnetosphere and ionosphere
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: ≥2017 to ≥2020
Last update: 2017-04-13
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
  • Field or radiowave sensor
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Electron Density
  • Ionospheric plasma density
Secondary mission objectives
  • Electric Field
  • Geomagnetic field
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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
Geomagnetic field4 - fairNo specific limitation.Magnetic field measured by magnetic and electric field oscillations
Electric Field3 - highNo specific limitation.Electric field measured by magnetic and electric field oscillations
Ionospheric plasma density1 - primaryNo specific limitation.Ionospheric plasma density measured through observation of oscillations of the magnetic and electric fields
Electron Density2 - very highNo specific limitation.Electron density measured through observation of oscillations of the magnetic and electric fields