The LION instrument on SOHO and its scientific objectives
- 1Experimental Physics Department, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Ireland
- 2Space Technology Ireland, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Ireland
- 3Institut für Reine und Angewandte Kernphysik, Universität Kiel, Germany
- 4Max Planck Institut für Aeronomie, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany
Abstract. A technical description is presented of the low-energy ion and electron (LION) instrument on the SOHO spacecraft and its scientific goals are discussed. LION forms part of the comprehensive suprathermal and energetic particle analyzer (COSTEP), which is, in turn, a subset of the COSTEP/ERNE particle analyser collaboration (CEPAC).