Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO)

KPLO is the first lunar exploration mission in Korea. It is scheduled for launch in 2020 and its mission life will be 1 year. KMAG is one of the instruments on KPLO. KMAG will measure DC and low-frequency magnetic field variations near the lunar surface and provide a 3-D map of lunar magnetic fields. Due to the very limited available volume and mass on the spacecraft, we have adopted the multi-sensor technique to subtract the spacecraft interference field from observational data. Three triaxial fluxgate magnetometers are installed on a 1.2-meter-long boom. Two magnetometers are located at the end of the boom and one is located near the spacecraft-end of boom.

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Item Contents
Science Measure DC and low frequency perturbations of the magnetic field in space and Moon
Performance Measuring range ± 1000 nT
Resolution < 0.2 nT at 10 Hz sampling rate (default)
32Hz (Option)Noise : ~3.4 pT / Hz (TBD)
System Mass Total 3.5 kg
Power Input: +28 V (unregulated +24 – 32.8 V)

Consumption: 4.6 Watt

Interface RS-422, 115,200 bps
Operating temperature KMAG Assy.: -55 °C ~ +70 °C

FCE: -25 °C ~ 55 °C

Magnetic cleanness < 700 nT at the inner magnetometer (MAG3) in the boom
Operation Life time: ~ 1 year

Data generation: ~ 290 Mbit/day