Volume 411, Number 1, November III 2003
Special letters issue on: first science with integral
|Page(s)||L43 - L47|
|Published online||17 November 2003|
Letter to the Editor
Radiation environment along the INTEGRAL orbit measured with the IREM monitor*
Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Laboratory for Astrophysics, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland
2 Science Data Centre, Ch. d'Écogia 16, 1290 Versoix, Switzerland
3 Observatoire de Genève, Ch. des Maillettes 51, 1290 Sauverny, Switzerland
Corresponding author: W. Hajdas (PSI), email@example.com
Accepted: 14 August 2003
The INTEGRAL Radiation Environment Monitor (IREM) is a payload supporting instrument on board the INTEGRAL satellite. The monitor continually measures electron and proton fluxes along the orbit and provides this information to the spacecraft on board data handler. The mission alert system broadcasts it to the payload instruments enabling them to react accordingly to the current radiation level. Additionally, the IREM conducts its autonomous research mapping the Earth radiation environment for the space weather program. Its scientific data are available for further analysis almost without delay.
Key words: plasmas / radiation mechanisms: general / atmospheric effects / instrumentation: detectors / sun: flares / gamma rays: observations
© ESO, 2003
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