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Details on this mission type
Full name Space weather: Energetic particles monitoring
Definition This mission addrsses the measurement of energetic particles (electrons, protons, alpha-particles, ions, cosmic-rays and Energetic Neutral Atoms) on the Sun, in the solar wind, in the magnetosphere and ionosphere, and in the platform environment
Relevant instruments and their contribution

The sorting column describes how the instruments, by design, have the potential to contribute to certain pre-determined capabilities, assuming nominal operation of space and ground segments. For this particular capability, instrument performance is considered to be driven by:

  • the measured energetic particle
  • the number of energetic particles measured by the instrument.

The rating principle is as follows:

  1. Instruments measuring electrons and possibly protons, alpha-particles, ions, cosmic-rays and ENA.
  2. Instruments measuring protons and possibly alpha-particles, ions, cosmic-rays and ENA.
  3. Instruments measuring alpha-particles and possibly ions, cosmic-rays and ENA.
  4. Instruments measuring ions and possibly cosmic-rays and ENA; OR cosmic-rays and possibly ENA; OR cosmic-rays.
  5. Instruments measuring ENA.