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Instrument details
Acronym GGAK-E/SKIF-6 (Arctica)
Full name GGAK-E / Corpuscular radiation spectrometer
Purpose To measure the differential energy spectra and energy fluxes of electrons and protons
Short description Spectrometer for differential energy measurement of electrons and protons in the range 0.05-20.0 keV, and for energy fluxes in the ranges 0.15-1.0 MeV (electrons) and 0.85-150 MeV (protons)
Background Part of the GGAK-E (Heliogeophysical Instrument Complex on Electro-L) package, also confirmed for Electro-M (GGAK-E/M) and adapted to Arctica (GGAK-E/A)
Scanning Technique N/A (in-situ in the platform environment)
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 2021 to ≥2031
Last update: 2021-11-12
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Energetic particle spectrometer
WIGOS Subcomponents
  • Subcomponent 2
  • Electron sensor [cross magnetosphere]
  • Proton sensor [cross magnetosphere]
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Electron differential directional flux
  • Proton differential directional flux
Secondary mission objectives
  • Electron integral directional flux
  • Proton integral directional flux
Opportunity objectives
  • Solar wind density
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Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

The following list indicates which measurements can typically be retrieved from this category of instrument. To see a full Gap Analysis by Variable, click on the respective variable.

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Electron integral directional flux4 - fairNo specific limitation.Sun pointing, low, medium and high energy (up to over 400 keV)
Electron differential directional flux4 - fairNo specific limitation.Sun pointing, low, medium and high energy (up to over 400 keV)
Proton integral directional flux4 - fairNo specific limitation.Sun pointing, low, medium and high energy (up to over 1000 keV)
Proton differential directional flux4 - fairNo specific limitation.Sun pointing, low, medium and high energy (up to over 1000 keV)
Solar wind density2 - very highNo specific limitation.Solar viewing. Inferred by elecron and proton spectroscopy
Solar wind temperature2 - very highNo specific limitation.Solar viewing. Inferred by elecron and proton spectroscopy
Solar wind velocity2 - very highNo specific limitation.Solar viewing. Inferred by elecron and proton spectroscopy