BackForwardInstrument:  PASTEC 

Instrument details
Acronym PASTEC
Full name Technology Demonstration Passenger
Purpose Study of the orbital environment
Short description Package of several instruments, some to measure incoming charged particles, some the effect on satellite sub-systems and components
Background New development
Scanning Technique In-situ measurement in a sunsynchronous orbit
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass 50 kg Power 50 W Data Rate


Providing Agency CNES
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 1998 to 2011
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 No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Mission objectives
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.
VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Radiation Dose Rate3 - highNo specific limitation.Platform. Dose
Electrostatic charge3 - highNo specific limitation.Platform. Electrostatic charge