BackForwardInstrument:  SWS/SEM/MFD 

Instrument details
Full name Space Weather Suite / Space Environment Monitor / Magnetic Field Detector
Purpose Measurement of the magnetic field along the orbit
Short description Description not available. Presumably, vector magnetometer with dynamic range: ±4 to ±65556 nT with resolution ±1 nT @ maximum of dynamics.
Background Part of the SEM package in the Space Weather Suite of FY-3E and follow-on
Scanning Technique N/A (in situ measurement)
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency CMA
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: ≥2021-10 to ≥2026
Last update: 2020-06-11
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
  • Geomagnetic field
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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
Geomagnetic field3 - highNo specific limitation.Platform, vectorial, wide dynamics, high resolution