Space Weather Suite - Triple-angle Ionospheric PhotoMeter
UV spectrometry of the ionosphere performed under 3 different viewing angles
Observation of the night-sky 135.6 nm oxygen airglow intensity for the retrieval of ionospheric total electrons and NmF2 (sensitivity ≥150 counts.s-1.R-1); and observation of the bright-day 135.6 nm oxygen air glow intensity and the nitrogen air glow intensity of LBH (140-180 nm）(sensitivity≥1 counts.s-1.R-1) for the retrieval of oxygen-nitrogen ratio at the ionospheric altitude. Three units which point in different directions
Part of the SWS (Space Weather Suite) package. Improved after the Ionospheric Photometer (IPM) flown on FY-3D
Ionospheric viewing from a sunsynchronous orbit. FOV: 3.5° (along-track) × 1.6° (cross-track) Three different viewing angles
30 km at the altitude of 300 km.
Coverage / Cycle
Global daily. Sampling at 20 s intervals (oxygen) and 2 s (nitrogen)
Flown on operational programme
≥2021-10 to ≥2026
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
Solar and space environment monitors Space radiometer or spectrometer
No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Tentative Evaluation of Measurements
The following list indicates which measurements can
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Variable Relevance for measuring this variable Operational limitations Explanation
UV flux 1 - primary No specific limitation. Earth's limb and surface observed, wide dynamic range
UV sky image 1 - primary No specific limitation. Earth's limb observed, high spatial resolution