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Instrument details
Acronym BRM
Full name Fast X-ray Monitor
Purpose To observe hard X-ray radiation in the coronal solar flares
Short description Scintillation counter measuring X-rays in 8 energy levels in the range 20-600 keV
Background Part of a package of instruments to monitor solar activity
Scanning Technique Sun pointing from a LEO high-inclination drifting orbit
Resolution N/A (full disk)
Coverage / Cycle Full Sun disk integral at about 30-ms rate
Mass 6 kg Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2009 to 2009-12-01
Last update: 2017-05-18
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Solar activity monitor
WIGOS Subcomponents No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Solar X-ray flux
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Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Solar X-ray flux1 - primaryNo specific limitation.Several channels, wide dynamic range