THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - IR-MSS -
Full Name Infrared Multispectral Scanner Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies CAST, INPE Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Used for fire detection, fire extent and temperature measurement.
Resolution Summary VIS, NIR, SWIR: 78 mm, TIR: 156 m
Swath Summary 120 km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS - NIR: 0.5 - 1.1 µm, NIR-SWIR: 1.55 - 1.75 µm, 2.08 - 2.35 µm, TIR: 10.4 - 12.5 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
Surface temperature (land)Land surface temperature 
Instrument Missions
CBERS-1 - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 1 (1999 - 2003)
CBERS-2 - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 2 (2003 - 2009)
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