BackForwardInstrument:  SPP-fields 

Instrument details
Acronym SPP-fields
Full name Space Physics Package - fields
Purpose To measure the Earth's magnetic field and thermal electrons
Short description Package of: 1) LP (Langmuir Probe); and 2) SMAG (Scientific Magnetometer)
Background Part of the Space Physics Package (SPP)
Scanning Technique In-situ measurement in a sunsynchronous orbit
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency KARI
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2003 to 2005-10-15
Last update: 2017-04-28
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
  • Electron Density
  • Ionospheric plasma density
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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
Ionospheric plasma density4 - fairNo specific limitation.Platform. Ionospheric plasma density
Electron Density4 - fairNo specific limitation.Platform. Electron density