Planar Langmuir Probe
To collect auxiliary data needed to interpret the ion drift measurement performed by other instruments on the same platform.
Suite of sensors to measure spacecraft potential, electron temperature, and density. By interpreting the measured current/voltage characteristic the plasma parameters are being determined.
Crossing the magnetosphere along a low-inclination elliptical orbit
Coverage / Cycle
Large fraction of magnetosphere and ionosphere
Flown on an R&D satellite
2008 to 2015-11-28
Satellites this instrument is flying on
Note: a red tag indicates satellites no longer operational, a
green tag indicates operational satellites, a blue tag indicates
Solar and space environment monitors Field or radiowave sensor
No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Primary mission objectives
Electron Density Ionospheric plasma density Secondary mission objectives
Electric Field Ionospheric plasma velocity Opportunity objectives Ionospheric Scintillation Show all Show fewer
Tentative Evaluation of Measurements
The following list indicates which measurements can
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