Hot Plasma Composition Analyzer
To measure minor ions such as oxygen and helium in regions of high flux.
Novel radio-frequency technique to measure ions with energy range 0.01-30 keV/n for Z from 1 to 8; Time resolution 15 s.
Part of a package of instruments to implement the SMART (Solving Magnetospheric Acceleration, Reconnection, and Turbulence) mission
4 satellites co-flying in tetrehedral pattern, moving to different positions into the Magnetosphere for 3-D field reconstruction
Coverage / Cycle
Full magnetospheric volume
Flown on an R&D satellite
2015 to ≥2021
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 Energetic particle spectrometer
Subcomponent 2 Proton sensor [in LEO and cross magnetosphere] Alpha-particle sensor [in LEO and cross magnetosphere] Heavy ion sensor [in LEO and cross magnetosphere]
Primary mission objectives Alpha particles differential directional flux Heavy ion flux energy and mass spectrum Proton differential directional flux Show all Show fewer
Tentative Evaluation of Measurements
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