To provide intercalibrated measurements of the magnetic field vector B at the four Cluster spacecrafts
Two tri-axial fluxgate sensors to measure the magnetic field in the dynamic range ± 65,536 nT. Resolution ± 8 nT @ maximum of dynamics. Accuracy 0.006 %.
Part of a package of instruments for the study of the Magnetosphere
Formation flight of 4 satellites in coordinated high-elliptical orbits cross the Magnetosphere for 3-D field reconstruction
Coverage / Cycle
Full magnetospheric volume; sampling at 0.01 s intervals
Flown on an R&D satellite
2000 to ≥2025
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
Solar and space environment monitors Field or radiowave sensor
No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Tentative Evaluation of Measurements
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Variable Relevance for measuring this variable Operational limitations Explanation
Geomagnetic field 1 - primary No specific limitation. Cluster in magnetosphere, vectorial, wide dynamics, coarse resolution