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Instrument details
Acronym CDS
Full name Coronal Diagnostic Spectrometer
Purpose For density, temperature and flows in the coronal solar atmosphere
Short description Imaging spectrometer for the EUV bands 24-80 nm (normal incidence) and 15-80 nm (grazing incidence), including Fe-IX at 17.1 nm, Fe-XII at 19.5 nm, Fe-XV at 28.4 nm, and He-II at 30.4 nm
Background Part of a package of instruments to observe the solar atmosphere
Scanning Technique Sun pointing from the L1 Lagrange libration point. Corona view included
Resolution 1500 km at the Sun surface
Coverage / Cycle Full Sun disk in about 10 s
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Providing Agency UKSA
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 1996 to ≥2020
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 EUV flux spectrum
  • Solar EUV image
Opportunity objectives
  • Solar coronagraphic image
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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 EUV flux spectrum4 - fairNo specific limitation.Coarse spectral resolution, moderate dynamic range, solar disc and corona view included
Solar EUV image1 - primaryNo specific limitation.Spectrometry with high spatial resolution, corona view included
Solar coronagraphic image3 - highNo specific limitation.EUV (10-121.6 nm), observed with occultation