BackForwardInstrument:  Dosimeter 

Instrument details
Acronym Dosimeter
Full name Dosimeter
Purpose To measure the radiation mission dose during the whole PRETTY mission and for regions with elevated radiation levels such as the South Atlantic Anomaly, North and South Pole regions. To provide a technology demonstration of a reference dosimeter system.
Short description Dosimeter makes an assessment of the dose rate in terms of absorbed dose rate in silicon or comparable dose quantity.
Background A standard measurement technique to allow a correlation between the satellite’s radiation environment with the status of all other electronic systems of the satellite.
Scanning Technique
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle In-situ measurement around orbit.
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency ESA
Instrument Maturity Backed by strong heritage
Utilization Period: 2023 to 2024
Last update: 2023-06-12
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Energetic particle spectrometer
WIGOS Subcomponents No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Radiation Dose Rate
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.