SWA Normal mode is expected to operate for the majority of the mission, except during scheduled bursts (~5 minutes per day). Normal Mode Provides the following data products (note that LL products are listed here for convenience). Housekeeping represents 300bps which is included normal mode on the summary page but not listed explicitly here

ProductCadence (s)Data Rate (bps)
Electron Moments4 
3D VDFs100 
Strahl Energy Shell (LL)100 
Proton moments (LL)4 
3D proton & alpha VDFs4 
8s duration proton reduced VDF snapshots300 
Heavy ion rates and VDFs300 
Alpha rates and VDFs30 

Objectives For SWA Normal Mode

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