Gap analyses by variable or by type of mission

Please select either a variable or a type of mission to display a time chart of satellite instruments having the potential to provide the corresponding measurements. The selection is based on design characteristics (Expert analysis) or declared mission objectives (Simplified analysis). Such a preliminary analysis does not replace a detailed assessment of the actual instrument performances, data availability, and quality of derived environmental data records against specific user requirements.

Note: The chart can be sorted by clicking on the header columns and filtered by instrument properties when applicable. Select the period of interest with the cursor at the bottom of the chart. Future missions which are not firmly planned are shaded with stripes. A warning icon (Important note) indicates degraded satellite: hover over the icon for details. The chart is followed by a table of all potentially relevant instruments.

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In "Simplified" mode, the results in the analysis are calculated by looking at each instrument's mission objectives: for each instrument we keep track of what the primary, secondary, and opportunity mission objectives are. These mission objectives indicate that an instrument is primarily envisioned to measure variable X, Y and Z, that variables A, B and C are its secondary objective, and that it may offer the opportunity to measure variables I and II although it is not optimized for that. The simplified Gap analysis produces a timeline based on this information. The simplified Gap analysis is only available for analyzing variables, not for missions.
In "Expert system" mode, the results in the analysis are calculated with an expert system. Internally, OSCAR works with a large set of 1700 rules that determine whether or not an instrument is capable of measuring a given variable, and to what degree. When you select "Expert system", the Gap analysis is performed based on this large set of rules.
Measurement timeline for Proton differential directional flux

Definition:

Flux density energy spectrum of low-, medium-, and high-energy protons from the magnetosphere, the radiation belts or the interplanetary medium, per unit solid angle.

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CIS1 - primaryCLUSTER A&B Important note90 °
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CIS1 - primaryCLUSTER C&D Important note90 °
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ESA1 - primaryARTEMIS-P26 °
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ESA1 - primaryTHEMIS-A6 °
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ESA1 - primaryTHEMIS-E6 °
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ESA1 - primaryARTEMIS-P16 °
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ESA1 - primaryTHEMIS-D6 °
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FPI1 - primaryMMS-B28 °
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FPI Important note1 - primaryMMS-C28 °
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FPI Important note1 - primaryMMS-D28 °
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FPI1 - primaryMMS-A28 °
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HPCA1 - primaryMMS-B28 °
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HPCA1 - primaryMMS-C28 °
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HPCA1 - primaryMMS-D28 °
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HPCA1 - primaryMMS-A28 °
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ECT/HOPE Important note1 - primaryVAP (2 sat)18 °
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ECT/MagEIS Important note1 - primaryVAP (2 sat)18 °
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EIS (MSS)1 - primaryMMS-B28 °
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EIS (MSS)1 - primaryMMS-C28 °
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EIS (MSS)1 - primaryMMS-D28 °
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EIS (MSS)1 - primaryMMS-A28 °
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FEEPS1 - primaryMMS-B28 °
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FEEPS1 - primaryMMS-C28 °
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FEEPS1 - primaryMMS-D28 °
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FEEPS1 - primaryMMS-A28 °
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RBSPICE Important note1 - primaryVAP (2 sat)18 °
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SST1 - primaryARTEMIS-P26 °
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SST1 - primaryTHEMIS-A6 °
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SST1 - primaryTHEMIS-E6 °
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SST1 - primaryARTEMIS-P16 °
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SST1 - primaryTHEMIS-D6 °
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RPS Important note1 - primaryVAP (2 sat)18 °
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RAPID1 - primaryCLUSTER A&B Important note90 °
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RAPID1 - primaryCLUSTER C&D Important note90 °
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CPI2 - very highGEOTAIL29 °
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HYDRA2 - very highPolar86 °
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IRM2 - very highCASSIOPE80 °
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LEP-i2 - very highERG31 °
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TIDE/PSI2 - very highPolar86 °
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LEP2 - very highGEOTAIL29 °
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MEP-i2 - very highERG31 °
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TIMAS2 - very highPolar86 °
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SREM-particles2 - very highSTSat-2C80 °
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SREM-particles2 - very highPROBA-107:30 desc
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CEPPAD2 - very highPolar86 °
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CAMMICE2 - very highPolar86 °
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EPIC2 - very highGEOTAIL29 °
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HEP Important note2 - very highGEOTAIL29 °
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PAPA3 - highAditya-1XXXXXX
SWA3 - highSolar Orbiter25 °
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SWE Important note3 - highWIND
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ESEP3 - highIonosphere N1 & N2TBDXXXX
ESEP3 - highIonosphere N3 & N4TBDXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highMeteor-M N109:30 desc
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GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highMeteor-M N209:30 asc
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GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highMeteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highMeteor-M N2-309:00 descXXXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highMeteor-M N2-415:00 ascXXXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
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GGAK-M/RIMS-M Important note3 - highMeteor-M N2-215:00 asc
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PLASTIC Important note3 - highSTEREO-A23.44 °
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PLASTIC3 - highSTEREO-B23.44 °
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RIMS-A3 - highZondTBDXXXX
SMS Important note3 - highWIND
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SPP-particles3 - highSTSat-110:30 asc
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SWICS3 - highACE
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CRIS (ACE)3 - highACE
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EPACT Important note3 - highWIND
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IMPACT/SEP3 - highSTEREO-A23.44 °
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IMPACT/SEP3 - highSTEREO-B23.44 °
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Nucleon3 - highResurs-P210:30 desc
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PAMELA3 - highResurs-DK70.4 °
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PET3 - highSAMPEX82 °
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EPAM Important note3 - highACE
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ERNE3 - highSOHO
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GALS/13 - highIonosphere N1 & N2TBDXXXX
GALS/13 - highIonosphere N3 & N4TBDXXXX
ASPEX3 - highAditya-1XXXXXX
EPD3 - highSolar Orbiter25 °
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FCYes3 - highDSCOVRN/A
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PLASMA3 - highWIND
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SWEPAM Important note4 - fairACE
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ARINA4 - fairResurs-DK70.4 °
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SIS Important note4 - fairACE
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SPER/14 - fairIonosphere N1 & N2TBDXXXX
SPER/14 - fairIonosphere N3 & N4TBDXXXX
COSTEP4 - fairSOHO
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Electron-M-PESCA4 - fairCoronas-Photon82.5 °
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ISIS-EPI4 - fairParker Solar Probe3.4 °
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SKL-particles4 - fairCoronas-I82.5 °
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SKL-particles4 - fairCoronas-F82.5 °
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CELIAS4 - fairSOHO
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SWEAPI4 - fairParker Solar Probe3.4 °
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GGAK-M/MSGI-MKA5 - marginalMeteor-3M09:15 asc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F0106:20 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F0210:00 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F0306:20 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F0410:00 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F0506:20 
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F0606:20 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F0710:10 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F0806:10 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F0909:30 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F1007:30 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F1105:00 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F1203:35 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F1305:51 desc
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SEM/SSJ4No5 - marginalDMSP-F1417:00 asc
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SEM/SSJ4No5 - marginalDMSP-F15 Important note14:50 asc
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SEM/TEDYes5 - marginalMetop-A08:46 desc
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SEM/TEDYes5 - marginalMetop-B09:30 desc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-607:30 desc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-714:30 asc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-807:30 desc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-914:30 asc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-1007:30 desc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-1114:10 asc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-1205:10 desc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-1314:00 asc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-1409:30 desc
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SEM/TEDYes5 - marginalNOAA-1507:50 desc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-1609:01 desc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-1707:03 desc
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SEM/TED Important noteYes5 - marginalNOAA-1809:15 desc
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SEM/TEDYes5 - marginalNOAA-1905:15 desc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalTIROS-N14:30 asc
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SESS/SSJ5 No5 - marginalDMSP-F1606:20 asc
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SESS/SSJ5 No5 - marginalDMSP-F1706:40 desc
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SESS/SSJ5 No5 - marginalDMSP-F1804:50 desc
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SESS/SSJ5 No5 - marginalDMSP-F1906:36 desc
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CARMEN Important note5 - marginalJASON-266 °
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CARMENYes5 - marginalJASON-366 °
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EPD (PROBA-V)5 - marginalPROBA-V10:30 desc
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ICARE5 - marginalSAC-C10:20 desc
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ICARE5 - marginalSAC-D06:00 desc
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SEISS/EHIS5 - marginalGOES-1675.2°W
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SEISS/EHISYes5 - marginalGOES-17137.2°W
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SEISS/EHIS5 - marginalGOES-T137°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
SEISS/EHIS5 - marginalGOES-U75°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
SEISS/SGPS5 - marginalGOES-1675.2°W
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SEISS/SGPSYes5 - marginalGOES-17137.2°W
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SEISS/SGPS5 - marginalGOES-T137°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
SEISS/SGPS5 - marginalGOES-U75°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
SEM/HEPD5 - marginalFY-1A15:30 asc
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SEM/HEPD5 - marginalFY-1B07:50 desc
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SEM/HEPD5 - marginalFY-1C07:00 desc
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SEM/HEPD5 - marginalFY-1D09:00 desc
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SEM/HEPD5 - marginalFY-3A09:05 desc
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SEM/HEPD5 - marginalFY-3B14:45 asc
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SEM/HEPD Important note5 - marginalFY-3C09:07 desc
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SPS/HEPD Important note5 - marginalKOMPSAT-110:50 asc
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SWS/SEM/HEPDYes5 - marginalFY-3D13:29 asc
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SWS/SEM/HEPD5 - marginalFY-3E05:30 descXXXXXX
SWS/SEM/HEPD5 - marginalFY-3I05:30 descXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalMeteor-M N109:30 desc
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GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalMeteor-M N209:30 asc
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GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalElectro-L N576°EXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalMeteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalElectro-L N129.6°W
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GGAK-E/SKIF-6Yes5 - marginalElectro-L N214.5°W
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GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalElectro-L N4166°EXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalMeteor-M N2-309:00 descXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalMeteor-M N2-415:00 ascXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalArctica-M N363.4 °XXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalArctica-M N463.4 °XXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalArctica-M N563.4 °XXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalArctica-M N163.4 °
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GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalArctica-M N263.4 °XXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalElectro-L N376°E
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GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
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GGAK-E/SKIF-6 Important note5 - marginalMeteor-M N2-215:00 asc
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PEM/EPS 5 - marginalUARS57 °
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All instruments for measuring Proton differential directional flux
Instruments Relevance Operational limitations
CIS1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
ESA1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
FPI1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
HPCA1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
ECT/HOPE1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
ECT/MagEIS1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
EIS (MSS)1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
FEEPS1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
RBSPICE1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
SST1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
RPS1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
RAPID1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
CPI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
HYDRA2 - very highNo specific limitation..
IRM2 - very highNo specific limitation..
LEP-i2 - very highNo specific limitation..
TIDE/PSI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
LEP2 - very highNo specific limitation..
MEP-i2 - very highNo specific limitation..
TIMAS2 - very highNo specific limitation..
SREM-particles2 - very highNo specific limitation..
CEPPAD2 - very highNo specific limitation..
CAMMICE2 - very highNo specific limitation..
EPIC2 - very highNo specific limitation..
HEP2 - very highNo specific limitation..
PAPA3 - highNo specific limitation..
SWA3 - highNo specific limitation..
SWE3 - highNo specific limitation..
ESEP3 - highNo specific limitation..
GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highNo specific limitation..
PLASTIC3 - highNo specific limitation..
RIMS-A3 - highNo specific limitation..
SMS3 - highNo specific limitation..
SPP-particles3 - highNo specific limitation..
SWICS3 - highNo specific limitation..
CRIS (ACE)3 - highNo specific limitation..
EPACT3 - highNo specific limitation..
IMPACT/SEP3 - highNo specific limitation..
Nucleon3 - highNo specific limitation..
PAMELA3 - highNo specific limitation..
PET3 - highNo specific limitation..
EPAM3 - highNo specific limitation..
ERNE3 - highNo specific limitation..
GALS/13 - highNo specific limitation..
ASPEX3 - highNo specific limitation..
EPD3 - highNo specific limitation..
FC3 - highNo specific limitation..
PLASMA3 - highNo specific limitation..
SWEPAM4 - fairNo specific limitation..
ARINA4 - fairNo specific limitation..
GGAK-E/SKL-E4 - fairNo specific limitation..
SIS4 - fairNo specific limitation..
SPER/14 - fairNo specific limitation..
COSTEP4 - fairNo specific limitation..
Electron-M-PESCA4 - fairNo specific limitation..
ISIS-EPI4 - fairNo specific limitation..
SKL-particles4 - fairNo specific limitation..
CELIAS4 - fairNo specific limitation..
SWEAPI4 - fairNo specific limitation..
GGAK-M/MSGI-MKA5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
SEM/SSJ45 - marginalNo specific limitation..
SEM/TED5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
SESS/SSJ5 5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
CARMEN5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
EPD (PROBA-V)5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
ICARE5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
SEISS/EHIS5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
SEISS/SGPS5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
SEM/HEPD5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
SPS/HEPD5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
SWS/SEM/HEPD5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalNo specific limitation..
PEM/EPS 5 - marginalNo specific limitation..