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Instrument details
Acronym SEISS/SGPS
Full name SEISS / Solar and Galactic Proton Sensor
Purpose To measure high-energy protons at platform level
Short description Measuring protons in 10 logaritmically-spaced channels for energy 10-500 MeV, and integral flux for energy >500 Mev
Background Part of the SEISS (Space Environment In-Situ Suite) package
Scanning Technique N/A (in situ measurement in the platform environment)
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass 4.9 kg Power 5.1 W Data Rate

 

Providing Agency NASA
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 2017-12-18 to ≥2036
Last update: 2017-06-04
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Energetic particle spectrometer
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Proton differential 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
Proton integral directional flux5 - marginalNo specific limitation.Platform environment, high energy (over 1000 keV)
Proton differential directional flux5 - marginalNo specific limitation.Platform environment, high energy (over 1000 keV)