BackForwardInstrument:  Magnetometer (Aditya) 

Instrument details
Acronym Magnetometer (Aditya)
Full name Magnetometer
Purpose To measure the magnetic field associated to the solar wind
Short description No description available. Assumed to be similar to the SWIS/MAG on SWFO-L1 (dynamic range ± 65,536 nT, resolution ± 0.1 nT @ maximum of dynamics).
Background Consolidated technology
Scanning Technique In-situ at the L1 position
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency ISRO
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2022 to 2027
Last update: 2022-08-01
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Field or radiowave sensor
WIGOS Subcomponents
  • Subcomponent 1
  • Solar wind in situ plasma and energetic particles, magnetic field, at L1
  • Solar wind at L1 - Magnetometer
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Interplanetary magnetic field
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.
VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Interplanetary magnetic field*1 - primaryNo specific limitation.Interplanetary, vectorial, wide dynamics, high resolution