BackForwardInstrument:  RadMon 

Instrument details
Acronym RadMon
Full name Radiation Monitor
Purpose To provide data on the radiation experienced by the CIRCE spacecraft.
Short description 3 RadFET solid state dosimeters to measure the total ionising radiation dose. One internal and two mounted externally. Dose rate monitoring is made by an ultraviolet photodiode, and proton and heavy ion fluxes are measured by a large area PIN diode detector.
Background Research measurements for space weather applications.
Scanning Technique N/A
Coverage / Cycle
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency UKSA
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2023 to 2025
Last update: 2022-11-07
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
Primary mission objectives
  • Radiation Dose Rate
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.