BackForwardInstrument:  GXRE/SOXS 

Instrument details
Acronym GXRE/SOXS
Full name Goddard X-Ray Experiment / Soft X-Ray Spectrometer
Purpose Observation of solar X-rays
Short description Spectrometer for soft X-ray emissions from solar flares, range 20-300 keV
Background Part of the Goddard X-Ray Experiment (GXRE)
Scanning Technique Sun pointing from a low-inclination LEO
Resolution N/A (full disk)
Coverage / Cycle Full solar disk each about 1 s
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency NASA
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 1997-02-04 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

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Solar X-ray flux spectrum1 - primaryNo specific limitation.High spectral resolution, wide dynamic range