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 Heavy ion flux energy and mass spectrum

Definition:

Flux density energy and mass spectrum of heavy ions ranging from Helium to Iron.

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

Found 99 results

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CIS1 - primaryCLUSTER A&B Important note90 °
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CIS1 - primaryCLUSTER C&D Important note90 °
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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-A28 °
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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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ESA1 - primaryTHEMIS-D6 °
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ESA1 - primaryARTEMIS-P16 °
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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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FEEPS1 - 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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FPI1 - primaryMMS-A28 °
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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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HPCA1 - 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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RAPID1 - primaryCLUSTER A&B Important note90 °
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RAPID1 - primaryCLUSTER C&D Important note90 °
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RBSPICE Important note1 - primaryVAP (2 sat)18 °
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SST1 - primaryTHEMIS-D6 °
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SST1 - primaryARTEMIS-P16 °
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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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HEP Important note2 - very highGEOTAIL29 °
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CAMMICE2 - very highPolar86 °
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CEPPAD2 - very highPolar86 °
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CPI2 - very highGEOTAIL29 °
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EPIC2 - very highGEOTAIL29 °
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HYDRA2 - very highPolar86 °
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IRM2 - very highCASSIOPE80 °
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LEP2 - very highGEOTAIL29 °
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LEP-i2 - very highERG31 °
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MEP-i2 - very highERG31 °
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TIDE/PSI2 - very highPolar86 °
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TIMAS2 - very highPolar86 °
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ISIS-EPI3 - highParker Solar Probe3.4 °
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SIS Important note3 - highACE
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CELIAS3 - highSOHO
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Electron-M-PESCA3 - highCoronas-Photon82.5 °
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SEPICA  Important note3 - highACE
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SKL-particles3 - highCoronas-I82.5 °
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SKL-particles3 - highCoronas-F82.5 °
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ULEIS3 - highACE
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GALS/14 - fairIonosphere N1 & N2TBDXXXX
GALS/14 - fairIonosphere N3 & N4TBDXXXX
EPACT Important note4 - fairWIND
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EPD4 - fairSolar Orbiter25 °
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ERNE4 - fairSOHO
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HILT4 - fairSAMPEX82 °
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SWA4 - fairSolar Orbiter25 °
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ASPEX4 - fairAditya-1XXXXXX
EPAM Important note4 - fairACE
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ESEP4 - fairIonosphere N1 & N2TBDXXXX
ESEP4 - fairIonosphere N3 & N4TBDXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M4 - fairMeteor-M N109:30 desc
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GGAK-M/RIMS-M4 - fairMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
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GGAK-M/RIMS-M4 - fairMeteor-M N2-215:00 asc
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GGAK-M/RIMS-M4 - fairMeteor-M N2-315:09 ascXXXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M4 - fairMeteor-M N2-409:00 descXXXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M4 - fairMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M4 - fairMeteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M4 - fairMeteor-M N209:30 asc
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GGAK-M/RIMS-M4 - fairMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M4 - fairMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
IMPACT/SEP4 - fairSTEREO-B23.44 °
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IMPACT/SEP4 - fairSTEREO-A23.44 °
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LEICA4 - fairSAMPEX82 °
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PAPA4 - fairAditya-1XXXXXX
PLASTIC4 - fairSTEREO-B23.44 °
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PLASTIC Important note4 - fairSTEREO-A23.44 °
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RIMS-A4 - fairZondTBDXXXX
SMS Important note4 - fairWIND
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SWE Important note4 - fairWIND
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SWICS4 - fairACE
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SWIMS4 - fairACE
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SWIS/STIS4 - fairSWFO-L1XXXXXX
CRIS (ACE)4 - fairACE
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MAST4 - fairSAMPEX82 °
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Nucleon4 - fairResurs-P210:30 desc
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PAMELA4 - fairResurs-DK70.4 °
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PET4 - fairSAMPEX82 °
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AIP5 - marginalFORMOSAT-510:00 desc
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ICARE5 - marginalSAC-C10:20 desc
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ICARE5 - marginalSAC-D06:00 desc
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IPEI5 - marginalFORMOSAT-135 °
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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
All instruments for measuring Heavy ion flux energy and mass spectrum
Instruments Relevance Operational limitations
CIS1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
ECT/HOPE1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
ECT/MagEIS1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
EIS (MSS)1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
ESA1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
FEEPS1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
FPI1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
HPCA1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
RAPID1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
RBSPICE1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
SST1 - primaryNo specific limitation..
HEP2 - very highNo specific limitation..
CAMMICE2 - very highNo specific limitation..
CEPPAD2 - very highNo specific limitation..
CPI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
EPIC2 - very highNo specific limitation..
HYDRA2 - very highNo specific limitation..
IRM2 - very highNo specific limitation..
LEP2 - very highNo specific limitation..
LEP-i2 - very highNo specific limitation..
MEP-i2 - very highNo specific limitation..
TIDE/PSI2 - very highNo specific limitation..
TIMAS2 - very highNo specific limitation..
ISIS-EPI3 - highNo specific limitation..
SIS3 - highNo specific limitation..
CELIAS3 - highNo specific limitation..
Electron-M-PESCA3 - highNo specific limitation..
SEPICA 3 - highNo specific limitation..
SKL-particles3 - highNo specific limitation..
ULEIS3 - highNo specific limitation..
GALS/14 - fairNo specific limitation..
EPACT4 - fairNo specific limitation..
EPD4 - fairNo specific limitation..
ERNE4 - fairNo specific limitation..
HILT4 - fairNo specific limitation..
SWA4 - fairNo specific limitation..
ASPEX4 - fairNo specific limitation..
EPAM4 - fairNo specific limitation..
ESEP4 - fairNo specific limitation..
GGAK-M/RIMS-M4 - fairNo specific limitation..
IMPACT/SEP4 - fairNo specific limitation..
LEICA4 - fairNo specific limitation..
PAPA4 - fairNo specific limitation..
PLASTIC4 - fairNo specific limitation..
RIMS-A4 - fairNo specific limitation..
SMS4 - fairNo specific limitation..
SWE4 - fairNo specific limitation..
SWICS4 - fairNo specific limitation..
SWIMS4 - fairNo specific limitation..
SWIS/STIS4 - fairNo specific limitation..
CRIS (ACE)4 - fairNo specific limitation..
MAST4 - fairNo specific limitation..
Nucleon4 - fairNo specific limitation..
PAMELA4 - fairNo specific limitation..
PET4 - fairNo specific limitation..
AIP5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
ICARE5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
IPEI5 - marginalNo specific limitation..
SEISS/EHIS5 - marginalNo specific limitation..