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Instrument details
Acronym SEISS/MPS
Full name SEISS / Magnetospheric Particle Sensor
Purpose To monitor electrons and protons representing a hazard for the satellite
Short description Fluxmeters for electrons and protons of low energy (MPS-LO, 0.03-30 keV) and mid-high energy (MPS-HI, 0.05-4 Mev for electrons, 0.8-12 Mev for protons).
Background Part of the SEISS (Space Environment In-Situ Suite) package
Scanning Technique N/A (in situ measurement in the platform environment)
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass 20.7 kg Power 18.1 W Data Rate 23 kpbs

 

Providing Agency NASA
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 2017 to 2035
Last update: 2021-11-10
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
  • Energetic particle spectrometer
WIGOS Subcomponents
  • Subcomponent 1
  • In-situ plasma probes, and energetic particle spectrometers and magnetometers at GEO and LEO, and magnetic field at GEO
  • Electron sensor at GEO
  • Proton sensor at GEO
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Electron integral directional flux
  • Proton integral directional 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
Electron integral directional flux*4 - fairNo specific limitation.Sun pointing, low, medium and high energy (up to over 400 keV)
Proton integral directional flux*4 - fairNo specific limitation.Sun pointing, low, medium and high energy (up to over 1000 keV)