BackForwardInstrument:  FM-G 

Instrument details
Acronym FM-G
Full name Magnetometer
Purpose Measurement of the magnetic field in the magnetosphere and ionosphere
Short description Description not available. Presumably, vector magnetometer with dynamic range: ±4 to ±65556 nT with resolution ±1 nT @ maximum of dynamics.
Background Part of the instrument package carried by the Zond satellite of the 5-satellite Ionozonde constellation
Scanning Technique Travelling cross the magnetosphere in a drifting LEO
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle Large fraction of magnetosphere and ionosphere; sampling at 0.5 s intervals
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: ≥2025-02 to ≥2028
Last update: 2022-08-01
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Field or radiowave sensor
WIGOS Subcomponents
  • Subcomponent 1
  • In-situ plasma probes, and energetic particle spectrometers and magnetometers at GEO and LEO, and magnetic field at GEO
  • Magnetometer at LEO
  • Subcomponent 2
  • Magnetospheric energetic particles and magnetometers
  • Geomagnetic field sensor [in LEO and cross magnetosphere]
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Geomagnetic field
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.
VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Geomagnetic field*3 - highNo specific limitation.Platform, vectorial, wide dynamics, high resolution