BackForwardInstrument:  FM-G 

Instrument details
Acronym FM-G
Full name Magnetometer
Purpose Measurement of the magnetic field in the magnetosphere and ionosphere
Short description Description not available. Presumably, vector magnetometer with dynamic range: ±4 to ±65556 nT with resolution ±1 nT @ maximum of dynamics.
Background Part of the instrument package carried by the Zond satellite of the 5-satellite Ionozonde constellation
Scanning Technique Travelling cross the magnetosphere in a drifting LEO
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle Large fraction of magnetosphere and ionosphere; sampling at 0.5 s intervals
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: ≥2017 to ≥2020
Last update: 2017-03-24
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Field or radiowave sensor
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Geomagnetic field
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Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Geomagnetic field3 - highNo specific limitation.Platform, vectorial, wide dynamics, high resolution