BackForwardInstrument:  RT-2 

Instrument details
Acronym RT-2
Full name Roentgen Telescope-2
Purpose Observation of solar and galactic X-ray and gamma-ray
Short description Assemblage of instruments to measure X-ray and gamma-ray space sources and temporal profiles of solar and galaxy X-ray radiation in the energy range 10-150 keV, and X-ray radiation spectrometry in the energy range 0.10-2 MeV. Resolving power: 12
Background Part of a package of instruments to monitor solar activity
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-ms rate
Mass 55 kg Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency ISRO
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2009 to 2009
Last update: 2017-05-18
Detailed characteristics
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 future satellites

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
  • Solar gamma-ray flux spectrum
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 gamma-ray flux spectrum*2 - very highNo specific limitation.Moderate dynamic range, but associated to X-ray observation
Solar X-ray flux spectrum*3 - highNo specific limitation.Coarse spectral resolution, wide dynamic range