BackForwardInstrument:  iMESA-R 

Instrument details
Acronym iMESA-R
Full name Integrated Miniaturized Electrostatic Analyzer - Reflight.
Purpose To measure the energy spectrum of the low energy plasma in the ionosphere
Short description Description not available. From the energy spectrum, the plasma density, temperature and spacecraft charging of the host spacecraft are derived
Background Consolidated technology
Scanning Technique In-situ measurement in a drifting LEO
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency AFRL
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2014 to 2022
Last update: 2017-04-21
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 No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Electrostatic charge
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.
VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Electrostatic charge*3 - highNo specific limitation.Platform. Electrostatic charge