THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - SEM (POES) -
Full Name Space Environment Monitor Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NOAA Maturity High Heritage - Operational
Instrument Type Space environment Geometry
Instrument Technology Space environment monitor Sampling Other
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Used for equipment failure analysis, solar flux measurement, solar storm warning, and magnetic and electric field measurement at satellite.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Senses and quantifies intensity in the sequentially selected energy bands, with energies ranging from 0.05 - 20 keV. Senses protons, electrons, and ions with energies from 30 keV to levels exceeding 6.9 MeV
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Total electron content (TEC) 
Gravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurementsMagnetic field (vector) 
Magnetic field (scalar) 
Instrument Missions
NOAA-9 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 9 (1984 - 1997)
NOAA-10 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 10 (1986 - 1997)
GOES-7 - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 7 (1987 - 1995)
NOAA-12 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 12 (1991 - 2005)
NOAA-13 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 13 (1993 - 1993)
NOAA-14 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 14 (1994 - 2005)
NOAA-16 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 16 (2000 - 2014)
NOAA-17 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 17 (2002 - 2013)
NOAA-18 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 18 (2005 - 2016)
Metop-A - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - A (2006 - 2019)
NOAA-19 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - 19 (2009 - 2016)
Metop-B - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - B (2012 - 2024)
Metop-C - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - C (2018 - 2023)
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