BackForwardInstrument:  RMS-platform 

Instrument details
Acronym RMS-platform
Full name Radiation Measurement System - platform
Purpose Monitoring of energetic particles and magnetic field in the platform environment
Short description Package of instruments for: 1) electron fluxes in the energy range 0.04-1.7 MeV; 2) proton fluxes in the energy range 0.5-90 MeV; 3) alpha particles in the energy range 5-12 MeV; 4) galactic cosmic radiation with energies > 600 MeV
Background Part of the RMS package that also measures solar radiation at X and EUV wavelengths, and magnetic field
Scanning Technique N/A (in-situ in the platform environment)
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 1995 to 2000
Last update: 2017-06-04
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Energetic particle spectrometer
WIGOS Subcomponents No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Alpha particles integral directional flux
  • 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)
Alpha particles integral directional flux*5 - marginalNo specific limitation.Platform environment. Low-medium energy range (<10 up to 100 MeV/n)