BackForwardInstrument:  Natalya-2M-rad 

Instrument details
Acronym Natalya-2M-rad
Full name High energy radiation spectrometer - radiation
Purpose To study the temporal dynamics of solar hard electromagnetic radiation
Short description Spectrometer to detect e.m. radiation in the energy range 0.3-2 GeV, with resolving power 20
Background Part of the Natalya-2M package that, in addition, measures solar neutrons
Scanning Technique Sun pointing from a LEO high-inclination drifting orbit
Resolution N/A (full disk)
Coverage / Cycle Full Sun disk integral at about 1-s rate
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2009 to 2009
Last update: 2017-05-18
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Solar activity monitor
WIGOS Subcomponents No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Solar gamma-ray flux spectrum
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.
VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Solar gamma-ray flux spectrum*4 - fairNo specific limitation.Moderate dynamic range