BackForwardInstrument:  HXRS 

Instrument details
Acronym HXRS
Full name Hard X-Ray Spectrometer
Purpose Observation of solar hard X-rays
Short description X-ray spectrometer for the range 20-320 keV
Background Consolidated technology
Scanning Technique Sun pointing from a low-inclination LEO
Resolution N/A (full disk)
Coverage / Cycle Full solar disk at 1 s intervals
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency CONAE
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 1996-11-04 to 1996-11-04
Last update: 2017-05-19
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Solar activity monitor
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Solar X-ray flux spectrum
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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
Solar X-ray flux spectrum1 - primaryNo specific limitation.High spectral resolution, wide dynamic range