BackForwardInstrument:  LEPS 

Instrument details
Acronym LEPS
Full name Low Energy Particles Sensor
Purpose Space weather - Monitoring charged particles at platform level
Short description Set of counters for electrons (0.1-40 keV) and protons (0.1-40 keV)
Background Component of the Space Environment Package (SEP)
Scanning Technique N/A (in-situ in the platform environment)
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle Field of view 60° (protons) and 25° (electrons)
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency CMA
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: ≥2020 to ≥2040
Last update: 2019-06-03
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Energetic particle spectrometer
Mission objectives
No mission objectives have been defined.
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
Electron integral directional flux5 - marginalNo specific limitation.Platform environment, low energy (up to 40 keV)
Proton integral directional flux5 - marginalNo specific limitation.Platform environment, low energy (up to 40 keV)