Gap analyses by variable or by type of mission or by WIGOS subcomponent

Please select either a variable or a type of mission to display a time chart of satellite instruments having the potential to provide the corresponding measurements. The selection is based on design characteristics (Expert analysis) or declared mission objectives (Simplified analysis). Such a preliminary analysis does not replace a detailed assessment of the actual instrument performances, data availability, and quality of derived environmental data records against specific user requirements.

Note: The chart can be sorted by clicking on the header columns and filtered by instrument properties when applicable. Select the period of interest with the cursor at the bottom of the chart. Future missions which are not firmly planned are shaded with stripes. A warning icon (Important note) indicates degraded satellite: hover over the icon for details. The chart is followed by a table of all potentially relevant instruments.

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In "Simplified" mode, the results in the analysis are calculated by looking at each instrument's mission objectives: for each instrument we keep track of what the primary, secondary, and opportunity mission objectives are. These mission objectives indicate that an instrument is primarily envisioned to measure variable X, Y and Z, that variables A, B and C are its secondary objective, and that it may offer the opportunity to measure variables I and II although it is not optimized for that. The simplified Gap analysis produces a timeline based on this information. The simplified Gap analysis is only available for analyzing variables, not for missions.
In "Expert system" mode, the results in the analysis are calculated with an expert system. Internally, OSCAR works with a large set of 1700 rules that determine whether or not an instrument is capable of measuring a given variable, and to what degree. When you select "Expert system", the Gap analysis is performed based on this large set of rules.

Variable sorting criteria

 

Each instrument is assigned with a 5-step rating, evaluated as a blend of several elements.  For this particular Variable, the rating is driven by:

  • the observed region (solar disk, interplanetary space, magnetosphere, platform environment)..

 

RATING CRITERIA:

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  • Proton spectrometer flown through the magnetosphere on a satellite cluster

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  • Proton spectrometer flown through the magnetosphere

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  • Proton spectrometer viewing the interplanetary space

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  • Proton spectrometer pointing at the Sun

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  • Proton spectrometer monitoring the platform environment
Measurement timeline for Proton differential directional flux

Definition:

Flux density energy spectrum of low-, medium-, and high-energy protons from the magnetosphere, the radiation belts or the interplanetary medium, per unit solid angle.

Hint: Move around in the timeline by scrolling up, down, left or right.

Found 184 results

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CIS1 - primaryCLUSTER-A90 °
X
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CIS1 - primaryCLUSTER-C90 °
X
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CIS Important note1 - primaryCLUSTER-B90 °
X
CIS1 - primaryCLUSTER-D90 °
X
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ESA1 - primaryTHEMIS-D6 °
X
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ESA1 - primaryARTEMIS-P16 °
X
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ESA1 - primaryARTEMIS-P26 °
X
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ESA1 - primaryTHEMIS-A6 °
X
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ESA1 - primaryTHEMIS-E6 °
X
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FPI1 - primaryMMS-A28 °
X
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FPI1 - primaryMMS-B28 °
X
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FPI Important note1 - primaryMMS-C28 °
X
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FPI Important note1 - primaryMMS-D28 °
X
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HPCA1 - primaryMMS-A28 °
X
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HPCA1 - primaryMMS-B28 °
X
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HPCA1 - primaryMMS-C28 °
X
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HPCA1 - primaryMMS-D28 °
X
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ECT/HOPE Important note1 - primaryVAP (2 sat)18 °
X
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X
ECT/MagEIS Important note1 - primaryVAP (2 sat)18 °
X
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X
EIS (MSS)1 - primaryMMS-A28 °
X
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EIS (MSS)1 - primaryMMS-B28 °
X
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EIS (MSS)1 - primaryMMS-C28 °
X
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EIS (MSS)1 - primaryMMS-D28 °
X
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FEEPS1 - primaryMMS-A28 °
X
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FEEPS1 - primaryMMS-B28 °
X
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FEEPS1 - primaryMMS-C28 °
X
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FEEPS1 - primaryMMS-D28 °
X
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RBSPICE Important note1 - primaryVAP (2 sat)18 °
X
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X
SST1 - primaryTHEMIS-D6 °
X
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SST1 - primaryARTEMIS-P16 °
X
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SST1 - primaryARTEMIS-P26 °
X
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SST1 - primaryTHEMIS-A6 °
X
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SST1 - primaryTHEMIS-E6 °
X
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RPS Important note1 - primaryVAP (2 sat)18 °
X
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X
RAPID1 - primaryCLUSTER-A90 °
X
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RAPID1 - primaryCLUSTER-C90 °
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RAPID1 - primaryCLUSTER-B90 °
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RAPID1 - primaryCLUSTER-D90 °
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CPI2 - very highGEOTAIL29 °
X
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HYDRA2 - very highPolar86 °
X
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IRM2 - very highCASSIOPE80 °
X
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LEP-i2 - very highERG31 °
X
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TIDE/PSI2 - very highPolar86 °
X
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X
LEP2 - very highGEOTAIL29 °
X
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MEP-i2 - very highERG31 °
X
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TIMAS2 - very highPolar86 °
X
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X
SREM-particles2 - very highPROBA-107:30 desc
X
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SREM-particles2 - very highSTSat-2C80 °
X
X
CEPPAD2 - very highPolar86 °
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CAMMICE2 - very highPolar86 °
X
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EPIC2 - very highGEOTAIL29 °
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HEP Important note2 - very highGEOTAIL29 °
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PAPA3 - highAditya-1XXXXXX
SWA3 - highSolar Orbiter25 °
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SWE Important note3 - highWIND
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ESEP3 - highIonosphere N1 & N2TBDXXXX
ESEP3 - highIonosphere N3 & N4TBDXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highMeteor-M N109:30 desc
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X
GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
X
GGAK-M/RIMS-M Important note3 - highMeteor-M N2-215:00 asc
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GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highMeteor-M N2-309:00 descXXXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highMeteor-M N2-415:00 ascXXXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highMeteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highMeteor-M N209:30 asc
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GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - highMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
PLASTIC3 - highSTEREO-B23.44 °
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PLASTIC3 - highSTEREO-A23.44 °
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RIMS-A3 - highZondTBDXXXX
SMS Important note3 - highWIND
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SPP-particles3 - highSTSat-110:30 asc
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SWICS3 - highACE
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CRIS (ACE)3 - highACE
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EPACT Important note3 - highWIND
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IMPACT/SEP3 - highSTEREO-B23.44 °
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IMPACT/SEP3 - highSTEREO-A23.44 °
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Nucleon3 - highResurs-P2 Important note10:30 desc
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PAMELA3 - highResurs-DK70.4 °
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PET3 - highSAMPEX82 °
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EPAM Important note3 - highACE
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ERNE3 - highSOHO
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GALS/13 - highIonosphere N1 & N2TBDXXXX
GALS/13 - highIonosphere N3 & N4TBDXXXX
ASPEX3 - highAditya-1XXXXXX
EPD3 - highSolar Orbiter25 °
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FCYes3 - highDSCOVRN/A
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PLASMA3 - highWIND
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SWEPAM Important note4 - fairACE
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ARINA4 - fairResurs-DK70.4 °
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SIS Important note4 - fairACE
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SPER/14 - fairIonosphere N1 & N2TBDXXXX
SPER/14 - fairIonosphere N3 & N4TBDXXXX
COSTEP4 - fairSOHO
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Electron-M-PESCA4 - fairCoronas-Photon82.5 °
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ISIS-EPI4 - fairParker Solar Probe3.4 °
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SKL-particles4 - fairCoronas-I82.5 °
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SKL-particles4 - fairCoronas-F82.5 °
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CELIAS4 - fairSOHO
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SWEAPI4 - fairParker Solar Probe3.4 °
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GGAK-M/MSGI-MKA5 - marginalMeteor-3M09:15 asc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F0606:20 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F0710:10 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F0806:10 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F0909:30 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F1007:30 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F1105:00 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F1203:35 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F1305:51 desc
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SEM/SSJ4No5 - marginalDMSP-F1417:00 asc
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SEM/SSJ4No5 - marginalDMSP-F15 Important note14:50 asc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F0106:20 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F0210:00 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F0306:20 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F0410:00 desc
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SEM/SSJ45 - marginalDMSP-F0506:20 
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SEM/TEDYes5 - marginalMetop-A08:46 desc
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SEM/TEDYes5 - marginalMetop-B09:30 desc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-607:30 desc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-714:30 asc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-807:30 desc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-914:30 asc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-1007:30 desc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-1205:10 desc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-1314:00 asc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-1409:30 desc
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SEM/TEDYes5 - marginalNOAA-1507:23 desc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-1609:01 desc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalNOAA-1707:03 desc
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SEM/TED Important noteYes5 - marginalNOAA-1807:46 asc
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SEM/TEDYes5 - marginalNOAA-1906:46 desc
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SEM/TED5 - marginalTIROS-N14:30 asc
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SESS/SSJ5 No5 - marginalDMSP-F1606:20 asc
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SESS/SSJ5 No5 - marginalDMSP-F1706:40 desc
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SESS/SSJ5 No5 - marginalDMSP-F1804:50 desc
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SESS/SSJ5 No5 - marginalDMSP-F1906:36 desc
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CARMEN Important note5 - marginalJASON-266 °
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CARMENYes5 - marginalJASON-366 °
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EPD (PROBA-V)5 - marginalPROBA-V11:00 asc
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ICARE5 - marginalSAC-C10:20 desc
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ICARE5 - marginalSAC-D06:00 desc
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SEISS/EHIS5 - marginalGOES-1675.2°W
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SEISS/EHISYes5 - marginalGOES-17137.2°W
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SEISS/EHIS5 - marginalGOES-T137°E
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SEISS/EHIS5 - marginalGOES-U75°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
SEISS/SGPS5 - marginalGOES-1675.2°W
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SEISS/SGPSYes5 - marginalGOES-17137.2°W
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SEISS/SGPS5 - marginalGOES-T137°E
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SEISS/SGPS5 - marginalGOES-U75°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
SEM/HEPD5 - marginalFY-1A15:30 asc
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SEM/HEPD5 - marginalFY-1B07:50 desc
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SEM/HEPD5 - marginalFY-1C07:00 desc
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SEM/HEPD5 - marginalFY-1D09:00 desc
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SEM/HEPD5 - marginalFY-3A09:05 desc
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SEM/HEPD5 - marginalFY-3B14:45 asc
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SEM/HEPD Important note5 - marginalFY-3C09:07 desc
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SPS/HEPD Important note5 - marginalKOMPSAT-110:50 asc
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SWS/SEM/HEPDYes5 - marginalFY-3D13:29 asc
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SWS/SEM/HEPD5 - marginalFY-3E05:30 descXXXXXX
SWS/SEM/HEPD5 - marginalFY-3I05:30 descXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalElectro-L N129.6°W
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GGAK-E/SKIF-6Yes5 - marginalElectro-L N214.5°W
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GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalArctica-M N163.4 °
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GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalArctica-M N263.4 °XXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalElectro-L N376°E
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GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalElectro-L N4166°EXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalArctica-M N363.4 °XXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalArctica-M N463.4 °XXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalArctica-M N563.4 °XXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalElectro-L N576°EXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalMeteor-M N109:30 desc
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GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalMeteor-M N209:30 asc
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GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalMeteor-M N2-115:09 asc
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GGAK-E/SKIF-6 Important note5 - marginalMeteor-M N2-215:00 asc
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GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalMeteor-M N2-309:00 descXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalMeteor-M N2-415:00 ascXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalMeteor-M N2-515:00 descXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalMeteor-M N2-609:00 ascXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalMeteor-MP N115:30 ascXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginalMeteor-MP N209:30 descXXXXXXXX
PEM/EPS 5 - marginalUARS57 °
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All instruments for measuring Proton differential directional flux
Instruments Relevance Operational limitations
CIS1 - primary
ESA1 - primary
FPI1 - primary
HPCA1 - primary
ECT/HOPE1 - primary
ECT/MagEIS1 - primary
EIS (MSS)1 - primary
FEEPS1 - primary
RBSPICE1 - primary
SST1 - primary
RPS1 - primary
RAPID1 - primary
CPI2 - very high
HYDRA2 - very high
IRM2 - very high
LEP-i2 - very high
TIDE/PSI2 - very high
LEP2 - very high
MEP-i2 - very high
TIMAS2 - very high
SREM-particles2 - very high
CEPPAD2 - very high
CAMMICE2 - very high
EPIC2 - very high
HEP2 - very high
PAPA3 - high
SWA3 - high
SWE3 - high
ESEP3 - high
GGAK-M/RIMS-M3 - high
PLASTIC3 - high
RIMS-A3 - high
SMS3 - high
SPP-particles3 - high
SWICS3 - high
CRIS (ACE)3 - high
EPACT3 - high
IMPACT/SEP3 - high
Nucleon3 - high
PAMELA3 - high
PET3 - high
EPAM3 - high
ERNE3 - high
GALS/13 - high
ASPEX3 - high
EPD3 - high
FC3 - high
PLASMA3 - high
SWEPAM4 - fair
ARINA4 - fair
GGAK-E/SKL-E4 - fair
SIS4 - fair
SPER/14 - fair
COSTEP4 - fair
Electron-M-PESCA4 - fair
ISIS-EPI4 - fair
SKL-particles4 - fair
CELIAS4 - fair
SWEAPI4 - fair
GGAK-M/MSGI-MKA5 - marginal
SEM/SSJ45 - marginal
SEM/TED5 - marginal
SESS/SSJ5 5 - marginal
CARMEN5 - marginal
EPD (PROBA-V)5 - marginal
ICARE5 - marginal
SEISS/EHIS5 - marginal
SEISS/SGPS5 - marginal
SEM/HEPD5 - marginal
SPS/HEPD5 - marginal
SWS/SEM/HEPD5 - marginal
GGAK-E/SKIF-65 - marginal
PEM/EPS 5 - marginal