Table of Contents
Journal of Astrophysics
Volume 2014, Article ID 701498, 5 pages
Research Article

Energetic Electron Enhancements below the Radiation Belt and X-Ray Contamination at Low-Orbiting Satellites

1Institute of Space Science, National Central University, No 300 Jungda Road, Jhongli, Taoyuan 32001, Taiwan
2Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow 119234, Russia

Received 29 August 2014; Accepted 21 September 2014; Published 9 October 2014

Academic Editor: Athina Meli

Copyright © 2014 Alla V. Suvorova et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The work concerns a problem of electron-induced contaminant at relatively low latitudes to high-energy astrophysical measurements on board the low-orbiting satellites. We show the results of a statistical analysis of the energetic electron enhancements in energy range 30–300 keV observed by a fleet of NOAA/POES low-orbiting satellites over the time period from 1999 to 2012. We demonstrate geographical distributions of great and moderate long-lasting enhancements caused by different type of the solar wind drivers.