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Instrument details
Full name X-ray spectrometer for monitoring hard solar X-radiation
Purpose To measure solar hard X-ray radiation
Short description Description not available. Imaging spectrometer presumably operating in the approximate range 100-1000 keV with resolving power about 100
Background Part of the instrument package carried by the Zond satellite of the 5-satellite Ionozonde constellation
Scanning Technique Sun pointing from a LEO drifting orbit. Corona view included
Resolution Presumably in the range of 3000 km at Sun surface
Coverage / Cycle Full Sun disk in about 10 s
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: ≥2017 to ≥2020
Last update: 2017-05-19
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Solar activity monitor
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Solar X-ray flux spectrum
  • Solar X-ray image
Secondary mission objectives
  • Solar coronagraphic 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
Solar X-ray flux spectrum1 - primaryNo specific limitation.High spectral resolution, wide dynamic range, disc and corona view included
Solar X-ray image2 - very highNo specific limitation.Spectrometry with coarse spatial resolution, corona view included
Solar coronagraphic image3 - highNo specific limitation.X-rays (0.12-1200 keV)