BackForwardInstrument:  RMS-solar 

Instrument details
Acronym RMS-solar
Full name Radiation Measurement System - solar
Purpose Monitoring of solar X and EUV radiation
Short description Fluxmeter to monitorr: solar X-ray radiation in the energy range 3-8 keV; and solar UV radiation in four wave bands in the interval 10-130 nm
Background Part of the RMS package that also measures energetic particles and magnetic field at platform level
Scanning Technique Sun pointing from GEO
Resolution N/A (full solar dick)
Coverage / Cycle Full solar disc at intervals 1 ms (X-ray) and 10 ms (EUV)
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 1995 to 2000
Last update: 2017-05-18
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Solar activity monitor
WIGOS Subcomponents No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Solar EUV flux
  • Solar X-ray flux
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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Note: * Primary mission objective.
VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Solar X-ray flux*4 - fairNo specific limitation.Few channels, moderate dynamic range
Solar EUV flux*3 - highNo specific limitation.Few channels, wide dynamic range