BackForwardInstrument:  RMK-2 

Instrument details
Acronym RMK-2
Full name Radiation Measurement Complex
Purpose Observation of flux densities of protons and electrons at platform level
Short description 12-channel radiometer to measure the flux density of protons in the energy range 5-90 MeV, and electrons in the range 0.15-3.0 MeV
Background Consolidated technology
Scanning Technique N/A (in-situ measurement in the platform environment)
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 1975 to 1996
Last update: 2017-06-04
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Energetic particle spectrometer
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Electron integral directional flux
  • Proton integral directional flux
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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
Electron integral directional flux5 - marginalNo specific limitation.Platform environment, medium and high energy (over 40 to over 400 keV)
Proton integral directional flux5 - marginalNo specific limitation.Platform environment, high energy (over 1000 keV)