BackForwardInstrument:  SWS 

Instrument details
Acronym SWS
Full name Space Weather Suite
Purpose Space Weather - In-situ energetic particles across the ionosphere, solar activity
Short description Description not available. Presumably, fluxmeter for electrons (0.03-4 MeV) and protons (0.85-400 MeV)
Background Consolidated technoogy
Scanning Technique Travelling cross the Magnetosphere in a Molniya or TAP orbit, on two coordinated satellites
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle Magnetospheric volume, daily, mostly in the northern hemisphere
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency CSA
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: TBD
Last update: 2017-05-24
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 2
  • Magnetospheric energetic particles and magnetometers
  • Electron sensor [cross magnetosphere]
  • Proton sensor [cross magnetosphere]
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*5 - marginalNo specific limitation.Platform environment, low, medium and high energy (up to over 400 keV)
Proton integral directional flux*5 - marginalNo specific limitation.Platform environment, medium and high energy (over 40 to over 1000 keV)