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Instrument details
Acronym ISENA
Full name Imaging Particle Spectrometer for Energetic Neutral Atoms
Purpose Observation of energetic neutral atoms in the magnetosphere
Short description Imaging spectrometer for Energetic Neutral Atoms. Energy range: 5-200 keV
Background New development
Scanning Technique Magnetosphere observation from a low-inclination LEO
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle Large fraction of magnetosphere and ionosphere
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency ASI
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 1996 to 1996
Last update: 2017-06-01
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Energetic particle spectrometer
WIGOS Subcomponents No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Energetic Neutral Atom (ENA)
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.
VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Energetic Neutral Atom (ENA)*1 - primaryNo specific limitation.Interplanetary space, medium energy (over 1000 up to 100000 eV)