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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or select a type of mission

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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.

Variable sorting criteria

 

Each instrument is assigned with a 5-step rating, evaluated as a blend of several elements.  For this particular Variable, the rating is driven by:

  • the observed region (solar disk, interplanetary space, magnetosphere, platform environment)..

 

RATING CRITERIA:

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  • Proton fluxmeter flown through the magnetosphere on a satellite cluster

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  • Proton fluxmeter flown through the magnetosphere

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  • Proton fluxmeter viewing the interplanetary space

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  • Proton fluxmeter pointing at the Sun

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  • Proton fluxmeter monitoring the platform environment
Measurement timeline for Proton integral directional flux

Definition:

Flux density of low-, medium-, and high-energy protons from the magnetosphere, the radiation belts or the interplanetary medium.

Hint: Move around in the timeline by scrolling up, down, left or right.

Found 195 results

This table has a large number of results.
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ECT/REPT Important note1 - primaryVAP (2 sat)18 °
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IMPACT/SEP1 - primarySTEREO-A23.44 °
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IMPACT/SEP1 - primarySTEREO-B23.44 °
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CEPPAD2 - very highPolar86 °
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GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highMeteor-M N109:30 desc
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GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highMeteor-M N209:30 asc
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GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highElectro-L N576°EXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highMeteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highElectro-L N129.6°W
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GGAK-E/GALS-EYes3 - highElectro-L N214.5°W
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GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highElectro-L N4166°EXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highMeteor-M N2-309:00 descXXXXXX
GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highMeteor-M N2-415:00 ascXXXXXX
GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highArctica-M N363.4 °XXXXXX
GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highArctica-M N463.4 °XXXXXX
GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highArctica-M N563.4 °XXXXXX
GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highArctica-M N163.4 °
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GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highArctica-M N263.4 °XXXXXX
GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highElectro-L N376°E
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GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - highMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
X
GGAK-E/GALS-E Important note3 - highMeteor-M N2-215:00 asc
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STEP-F3 - highCoronas-Photon82.5 °
X
Electron-M-PESCA4 - fairCoronas-Photon82.5 °
X
LEPS5 - marginalFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
LEPS5 - marginalFY-4C86.5°EXXXXXXXX
LEPS5 - marginalFY-4D105°EXXXXXXXX
LEPS5 - marginalFY-4E86.5°EXXXXXXXX
LEPS5 - marginalFY-4F105°EXXXXXXXX
LEPS5 - marginalFY-4G86.5°EXXXXXXXX
MEPS5 - marginalFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
MEPS5 - marginalFY-4C86.5°EXXXXXXXX
MEPS5 - marginalFY-4D105°EXXXXXXXX
MEPS5 - marginalFY-4E86.5°EXXXXXXXX
MEPS5 - marginalFY-4F105°EXXXXXXXX
MEPS5 - marginalFY-4G86.5°EXXXXXXXX
EMU5 - marginalGalileo56 °
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GGAK-M/KGI-4C5 - marginalMeteor-3M09:15 asc
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R10-M5 - marginalMeteor-P281.2 °
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R10-M5 - marginalMeteor-P310:15 asc
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R10-M5 - marginalMeteor-P410:15 asc
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R10-M5 - marginalMeteor-P510:15 asc
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R10-M5 - marginalMeteor-P610:15 asc
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-381.2 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-481.2 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-581.2 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-681.2 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-781.3 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-882.5 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-981.3 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-1081.2 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-1182.5 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-1282.5 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-1382.5 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-1482.5 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-1582.5 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-1682.5 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-1782.5 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-1882.5 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-1982.5 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-2082.5 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-2182.5 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-3-182.5 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-3-282.5 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-3-382.5 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-3-482.5 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-3-582.5 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-3-682.5 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-181.3 °
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RMK-25 - marginalMeteor-2-281.3 °
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SEDA5 - marginalHimawari-9140.7°E
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SEDAYes5 - marginalHimawari-8140.7°E
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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/HEPAD5 - marginalGOES-9 (GMS backup)155°E
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SEM/HEPAD5 - marginalGOES-10 (S-America)60°W
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SEM/HEPAD5 - marginalGOES-12 (S-America)60°W
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SEM/HEPAD5 - marginalGOES-1135°W
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SEM/HEPAD5 - marginalGOES-275°W
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SEM/HEPAD5 - marginalGOES-3135°W
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SEM/HEPAD5 - marginalGOES-4135°W
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SEM/HEPAD5 - marginalGOES-575°W
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SEM/HEPAD5 - marginalGOES-6135°W
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SEM/HEPAD5 - marginalGOES-775°W
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SEM/HEPAD5 - marginalGOES-875°W
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SEM/HEPAD5 - marginalGOES-9135°W
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SEM/HEPAD5 - marginalGOES-10135°W
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SEM/HEPAD5 - marginalGOES-11135°W
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SEM/HEPAD5 - marginalGOES-1275°W
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SEM/HEPAD Important noteYes5 - marginalGOES-1360°W
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SEM/HEPADYes5 - marginalGOES-14105°W
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SEM/HEPADYes5 - marginalGOES-15128°W
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SEM/HEPAD5 - marginalSMS-175°W
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SEM/HEPAD5 - marginalSMS-2135°W
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CPDNo5 - marginal├śrsted96.5 °
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HEPSYes5 - marginalFY-4A105°E
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HEPS5 - marginalFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
HEPS5 - marginalFY-4C86.5°EXXXXXXXX
HEPS5 - marginalFY-4D105°EXXXXXXXX
HEPS5 - marginalFY-4E86.5°EXXXXXXXX
HEPS5 - marginalFY-4F105°EXXXXXXXX
HEPS5 - marginalFY-4G86.5°EXXXXXXXX
KSEM/PDYes5 - marginalGEO-KOMPSAT-2A128.2°E
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LPT5 - marginalJASON-266 °
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LPT Important noteYes5 - marginalJASON-366 °
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RMS-platform5 - marginalElectro-GOMS76.5°E
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SEM (FY-2)5 - marginalFY-2A105°E
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SEM (FY-2)5 - marginalFY-2B105°E
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SEM (FY-2)5 - marginalFY-2C105°E
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SEM (FY-2)5 - marginalFY-2D86.5°E
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SEM (FY-2)5 - marginalFY-2E86.5°E
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SEM (FY-2) Important note5 - marginalFY-2F112°E
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SEM (FY-2)5 - marginalFY-2G99.5°E
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SEM (FY-2)Yes5 - marginalFY-2H79°E
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SEM (GMS)5 - marginalHimawari-1 (GMS-1)140°E
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SEM (GMS)5 - marginalHimawari-2 (GMS-2)140°E
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SEM (GMS)5 - marginalHimawari-3 (GMS-3)140°E
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SEM (GMS)5 - marginalHimawari-4 (GMS-4)140°E
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SPM5 - marginalNOAA-113:30 asc
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SPM5 - marginalNOAA-214:30 asc
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SPM5 - marginalNOAA-314:30 asc
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SPM5 - marginalNOAA-414:30 asc
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XXX
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SPM5 - marginalNOAA-514:30 asc
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SPM5 - marginalITOS-1 (TIROS-M)14:30 asc
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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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SEISS/MPS5 - marginalGOES-1675.2°W
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SEISS/MPSYes5 - marginalGOES-17137.2°W
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SEISS/MPS5 - marginalGOES-T137°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
SEISS/MPS5 - marginalGOES-U75°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
SEM/EPS5 - marginalGOES-9 (GMS backup)155°E
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SEM/EPS5 - marginalGOES-10 (S-America)60°W
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SEM/EPS5 - marginalGOES-12 (S-America)60°W
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SEM/EPS5 - marginalGOES-1135°W
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SEM/EPS5 - marginalGOES-275°W
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SEM/EPS5 - marginalGOES-3135°W
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SEM/EPS5 - marginalGOES-4135°W
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SEM/EPS5 - marginalGOES-575°W
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SEM/EPS5 - marginalGOES-6135°W
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SEM/EPS5 - marginalGOES-775°W
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SEM/EPS5 - marginalGOES-875°W
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SEM/EPS5 - marginalGOES-9135°W
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SEM/EPS5 - marginalGOES-10135°W
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SEM/EPS5 - marginalGOES-11135°W
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SEM/EPS5 - marginalGOES-1275°W
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SEM/EPS Important noteYes5 - marginalGOES-1360°W
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SEM/EPSYes5 - marginalGOES-14105°W
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SEM/EPSYes5 - marginalGOES-15128°W
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SEM/EPS5 - marginalSMS-175°W
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SEM/EPS5 - marginalSMS-2135°W
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SEM/MEPEDYes5 - marginalMetop-A08:46 desc
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SEM/MEPEDYes5 - marginalMetop-B09:30 desc
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SEM/MEPED5 - marginalNOAA-607:30 desc
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SEM/MEPED5 - marginalNOAA-714:30 asc
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SEM/MEPED5 - marginalNOAA-807:30 desc
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SEM/MEPED5 - marginalNOAA-914:30 asc
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SEM/MEPED5 - marginalNOAA-1007:30 desc
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SEM/MEPED5 - marginalNOAA-1114:10 asc
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SEM/MEPED5 - marginalNOAA-1205:10 desc
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SEM/MEPED5 - marginalNOAA-1314:00 asc
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SEM/MEPED5 - marginalNOAA-1409:30 desc
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SEM/MEPEDYes5 - marginalNOAA-1507:50 desc
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SEM/MEPED5 - marginalNOAA-1609:01 desc
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SEM/MEPED5 - marginalNOAA-1707:03 desc
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SEM/MEPEDYes5 - marginalNOAA-1809:15 desc
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SEM/MEPEDYes5 - marginalNOAA-1905:15 desc
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SEM/MEPED5 - marginalTIROS-N14:30 asc
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All instruments for measuring Proton integral directional flux
Instruments Relevance Operational limitations
ECT/REPT1 - primary
IMPACT/SEP1 - primary
CEPPAD2 - very high
GGAK-E/GALS-E3 - high
STEP-F3 - high
Electron-M-PESCA4 - fair
LEPS5 - marginal
MEPS5 - marginal
EMU5 - marginal
GGAK-M/KGI-4C5 - marginal
R10-M5 - marginal
RMK-25 - marginal
SEDA5 - marginal
SEISS/SGPS5 - marginal
SEM/HEPAD5 - marginal
CPD5 - marginal
HEPS5 - marginal
KSEM/PD5 - marginal
LPT5 - marginal
RMS-platform5 - marginal
SEM (FY-2)5 - marginal
SEM (GMS)5 - marginal
SPM5 - marginal
SWS5 - marginal
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginal
SEISS/MPS5 - marginal
SEM/EPS5 - marginal
SEM/MEPED5 - marginal