BackForwardInstrument:  SPS/IMS 

Instrument details
Acronym SPS/IMS
Full name Space Physics Sensor / Ionosphere Measurement Sensor
Purpose To measure ionospheric electron temperature and density, and platform charge and dose
Short description Specially arranged Lanfmuir Probe for electron temperature (0-1 eV) and density in the 10- 10^6 e/cm3 range
Background Part of the Space Physics Sensor package
Scanning Technique In-situ measurement in a sunsynchronous orbit
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency KARI
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2000-03-20 to 2008-01-31
Last update: 2017-04-21
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
  • Field or radiowave sensor
WIGOS Subcomponents No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Electrostatic charge
  • Radiation Dose Rate
Secondary mission objectives
  • Electron Density
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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
Electron Density4 - fairNo specific limitation.Platform. Electron density
Radiation Dose Rate3 - highNo specific limitation.Platform. Dose
Electrostatic charge3 - highNo specific limitation.Platform. Electrostatic charge