BackForwardInstrument:  ECP 

Instrument details
Acronym ECP
Full name Energetic Charged Particle sensor
Purpose To measure energetic charged particles in space.
Short description

ECP has 2 particle telescopes to measure the space environment.


All DoD satellites will include an ECP sensor

Scanning Technique


Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency DoD
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 2024 to 2035
Last update: 2024-04-12
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

Note: a red tag indicates satellites no longer operational, a green tag indicates operational satellites, a blue tag indicates future satellites

Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Energetic particle spectrometer
WIGOS Subcomponents
  • Subcomponent 1
  • In-situ plasma probes, and energetic particle spectrometers and magnetometers at GEO and LEO, and magnetic field at GEO
  • Alpha-particle sensor at LEO
  • Heavy ion sensor at LEO
  • Plasma density sensor at LEO
Mission objectives
No mission objectives have been defined.
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.