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Panasyuk M.I.,Moscow State University | Svertilov S.I.,Moscow State University | Bogomolov V.V.,Moscow State University | Garipov G.K.,Moscow State University | And 45 more authors.
Advances in Space Research | Year: 2016

The main goal of the Vernov mission is the study of magnetospheric relativistic electron precipitation and its possible influence on the upper atmosphere as well as the observation of Transient Luminous Events (TLE) and Terrestrial Gamma Flashes (TGF) across a broad range of the electromagnetic spectrum. The RELEC (Relativistic Electrons) instrument complex onboard the Vernov spacecraft includes two identical X- and gamma-ray detectors of high temporal resolution and sensitivity (DRGE-1 and DRGE-2), three axis position detectors for high-energy electrons and protons (DRGE-3), a UV TLE imager (MTEL), a UV detector (DUV), a low frequency analyser (LFA), a radio frequency analyser (RFA), and AN electronics module responsible for control and data collection (BE). The RELEC mission conducts the following experiments: simultaneous observations of high-energy electron and proton fluxes (within the energy range of ∼0.1-10.0 MeV) and low-frequency (∼0.1-10 kHz) electromagnetic wave field intensity variations with high temporal resolution (∼1 ms);fine time structure (∼1 μs) measurements of transient atmospheric events in UV, X- and gamma rays with an optical imaging capability with a resolution of ∼1 km in wide field of view (FOV);measurements of electron flux pitch-angle distributions in dynamical ranges from ∼0.1 up to 105 part/cm2/s;monitoring of charged and neutral background particles in different areas of near-Earth space. © 2015 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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