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Instrument details
Acronym MIAS
Full name Magnetometer Instrument Assembly System
Purpose Space Weather - Observation of the magnetic field along the orbit
Short description Package consisting of an Overhauser scalar magnetometer, two fluxgate vector magnetometers and two star imagers to provide attitude information. Dynamic range: 16000-64000 nT; resolution; 0.1 nT @ maximum of dynamics
Background Part of a package of instruments for Solid Earth and Space Weather observation
Scanning Technique in-situ measurement in a high-inclination drifting LEO
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle Sampling at 1 s intervals
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency DLR
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2000 to 2010
Last update: 2016-03-21
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
  • Subcomponent 1
  • In-situ plasma probes, and energetic particle spectrometers and magnetometers at GEO and LEO, and magnetic field at GEO
  • Magnetometer at LEO
Mission objectives
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.
VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Geomagnetic field3 - highNo specific limitation.Platform, scalar, wide dynamics, high resolution