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Data Products

DATA PRODUCTS

The on-orbit science data from MinXSS are available on:

  1. (now) this webpage (updated daily with the most recent data downlinked from the spacecraft)
  2. (later in 2019) our LASP Interactive Solar Irradiance Data Center (LISIRD) site
  3. (later in 2019) NASA’s CDAW database under the category “Cubesats”, where CSSWE data can also be found
  4. (later in 2019) the Virtual Solar Observatory

The data are packaged as a mission-length .sav file that can be restored in either IDL or Python. We provide some how-to instructions for loading and plotting the data here (same as link in left navigation bar). The table below briefly describes each product data level, links to a full description (same as the links in the left navigation bar), and provides a direct download link.

Our processing source code is also available as a repository on GitHub.

Data Product Level Brief Description Full Description Download
Raw telemetry Binary data downloaded directly from spacecraft link N/A
Level 0B IDL interprets the binary into anonymous structures and stores in an IDL saveset per day link N/A
Level 0C Sort the level 0b data by onboard generation date and store in daily and mission length IDL savesets and csv files link link
Level 0D Co-algin discrete telemetry packets with the time of science measurements, pull in ancillary data necessary for level 1 processing, store as mission length IDL saveset link link
Level 1 Calibrated solar soft x-ray spectra and store as mission length IDL saveset link link
Level 2 Bad science data removed, long-term degradation corrected, stored as mission length IDL saveset link In development
Level 3 Calculate daily average for all packet variables including solar soft x-ray spectra, store as mission length IDL saveset link link
Level 4 Read level 1, fold estimated input X123 photon flux through XP response’s correlated count trends link In development
Level 5 Read level 1 and fit physical parameters with observed spectra link In development

Contacts:
Principal Investigator: tom.woods@lasp.colorado.edu
Data access: james.mason@lasp.colorado.edu

MinXSS data processing code authors:
Thomas N. Woods (tom.woods@lasp.colorado.edu)
James Paul Mason (james.mason@lasp.colorado.edu)
Christopher Moore (christopher.moore-1@colorado.edu)
Amir Caspi (amir@boulder.swri.edu)