The GOES-R Series Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS) instrument is comprised of four sensors that monitor proton, electron, and heavy ion fluxes at geosynchronous orbit. The information provided by SEISS is critical for assessing the electrostatic discharge (ESD) risk and radiation hazard to astronauts and satellites. In addition to hazard assessment, the information from SEISS can be used to warn of high flux events, mitigating any damage to radio communication.
The SEISS instrument suite consists of the Energetic Heavy Ion Sensor (EHIS), the Magnetospheric Particle Sensors - High and Low (MPS-HI and MPS-LO), and the Solar and Galactic Proton Sensor (SGPS).
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