Particles Trapped in the Magnetosphere

Earth's
Magnetosphere
NINA can monitor the position and study the Cosmic Ray composition of the South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA) for the duration of its mission. Although we expect low-Z particle flux toward the center of the Anomaly to be so high to saturate the instrument, it is possible to have an accurate monitor of the boundary of the Anomaly and perform measurements of high Z nuclei of the inner zone. Particle flux data will not only be correlated with the on board magnetometer data, but also with the very detailed magnetic measurements performed by other satellites in the same orbit.