BackForwardInstrument:  SM-8M 

Instrument details
Acronym SM-8M
Full name Magnetometer
Purpose Measurements of the magnetic field at platform level
Short description Three-axes magnetometer. Dynamic range: ±4 to ±55000 nT, resolution ±1 nT @ maximum of dynamics
Background Consolidate technology
Scanning Technique In-situ measurement in a high-inclination drifting LEO
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle Sampling at 0.1 s intervals
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2009-04-30 to 2009-12-01
Last update: 2016-03-21
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
  • Geomagnetic field
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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
Geomagnetic field3 - highNo specific limitation.Platform, vectorial, wide dynamics, high resolution