BackForwardInstrument:  RPS-1 

Instrument details
Acronym RPS-1
Full name X-ray Semi-conductor Spectrometer
Purpose Registration and spectrometry of the X-ray solar flare radiation and its forerunners
Short description Advanced X-ray spectrometer based on semi-conductors. Energy range: 3-30 keV band in steps of 1.5 keV.
Background New development
Scanning Technique Sun pointing from a LEO high-inclination drifting orbit
Resolution N/A (full disk)
Coverage / Cycle Full Sun disk integral at about 1-s rate
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2001 to 2005-12-06
Last update: 2017-05-17
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 X-ray flux spectrum
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Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Solar X-ray flux spectrum3 - highNo specific limitation.Coarse spectral resolution, wide dynamic range