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Instrument details
Acronym Konus-RF
Full name X-ray and gamma-ray spectrometer
Purpose To study X-ray and gamma-ray solar radiation and observe cosmic Gamma-ray bursts
Short description Uses the scintillation method of radiation registration in combination with microprocessor processing of the spectral and temporal information from the detector. Energy range: 0.01-12 MeV, resolving power 15 (gamma-rays) and 13 (X-rays)
Background Part of a package of instruments to monitor solar activity
Scanning Technique Sun pointing from a LEO high-inclination drifting orbit
Resolution N/A (full disk)
Coverage / Cycle Full Sun disk integral at about 20-ms rate
Mass 32 kg Power 10 W Data Rate

 

Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2009 to 2009-12-01
Last update: 2017-05-18
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Solar activity monitor
WIGOS Subcomponents No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Solar X-ray flux spectrum
  • Solar gamma-ray flux spectrum
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Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Solar gamma-ray flux spectrum1 - primaryNo specific limitation.Wide dynamic range, associated to X-ray observation
Solar X-ray flux spectrum3 - highNo specific limitation.Coarse spectral resolution, wide dynamic range