Electrons and protons STEP-F satellite telescope PP183
Satellite Spectrometer is a charged telescope of high energy particles. The STEP - F is designed for measurements of spatio - temporal flow distributions of high energy charged particles in near - earth space at satellite heights.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY STATUS
Intellectual property rights are not issued.
THE DEVELOPMENT READINESS STATUS
In 2009 the STEP - F was launched into open space in the orbit of the colloquium spacecraft "CORONAS - PHOTON".
MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DEVELOPMENT
The device is made on State Space Agency order of Ukraine and passed all types of tests at space enterprises industry. It consists of a block of detectors STEP - FD, which is installed in open space on the spacecraft platform. The STEP - F Electronics block is located in a sealed satellite compartment.
The STEP - F registers the electrons with energies of 0. 2 - 3 MeV, protons with energies of 3. 7 - 60 MeV and α - particles with energies 16 - 180 MeV. Weight - 17 kg; Overall dimensions: STEP - FD - 337´395´293 mm, STEP - FE - 95´287´160 mm; power consumption - 48 watts. The device is used in the space industry aboard of a scientific satellite.
The development is in demand for conducting space exploration.