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Instrument details
Acronym RMS/MAG
Full name Radiation Measurement System - Magnetometer
Purpose To measure the magnetic field at platform level
Short description Vector magnetometer. Dynamic range: ±0.1 to ±180 nT. Resolution: ±0.02 nT @ maximum of the dynamics
Background Part of the Radiation Measurement System (RMS) complementary to instrument for solar radiation (RMS-solar) and for platform environment monitoring (RMS-platform)
Scanning Technique In-situ measurement in GEO
Resolution NIA
Coverage / Cycle Sampling at 0.1 s intervals
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 1995-01-31 to 2000-11-15
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
Primary mission objectives
  • Geomagnetic field
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Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

The following list indicates which measurements can typically be retrieved from this category of instrument. To see a full Gap Analysis by Variable, click on the respective variable.

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Geomagnetic field3 - highNo specific limitation.Platform, vectorial, narrow dynamics, high resolution