BackForwardInstrument:  SRF 

Instrument details
Acronym SRF
Full name X-ray photometer for monitoring soft solar X-radiation
Purpose Monitoring of solar soft X-rays
Short description Description not available. Presumably, X-ray spectrometer for the range 10-100 keV
Background Part of the instrument package carried by the Zond satellite of the 5-satellite Ionozonde constellation
Scanning Technique Sun pointing from a drifting LEO
Resolution N/A (full disk)
Coverage / Cycle Full solar disk at 1 s intervals
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: ≥2025-02 to ≥2028
Last update: 2021-12-16
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Solar activity monitor
WIGOS Subcomponents
  • Subcomponent 1
  • X-ray spectrograph on GEO orbit
  • X-ray spectrometer at LEO
  • Subcomponent 2
  • Solar magnetograph, solar EUV/X-ray imagery and EUV/X-ray irradiance, both on the Earth-Sun line and off the Earth-Sun line
  • Solar X-ray spectrometer [from L1, GEO, LEO]
  • Subcomponent 3
  • UV spectral imagery (e.g. GEO, HEO, MEO, LEO)
  • X-ray spectrometer [from GEO, HEO, MEO, LEO]
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Solar X-ray flux spectrum
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.
VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Solar X-ray flux spectrum*1 - primaryNo specific limitation.High spectral resolution, wide dynamic range