THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - MOS -
Full Name Modular Opto-electronic Scanner Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies ISRO, DARA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Data for spectral analysis of O2 absorption in the NIR band, vegetation indices, and vegetion condition and soil assessment.
Resolution Summary 1570 m, 525 m, 645 m
Swath Summary 200 km (approximately)
Accuracy Summary Radiometric:<1%
Waveband Summary NIR: 755 - 768 nm (4 bands), VIS - NIR: 408 - 1010 nm (13 bands), SWIR: 1600 nm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
AerosolsAerosol Extinction / Backscatter (column/profile) 
Aerosol optical depth (column/profile) 
Aerosol effective radius (column/profile) 
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud type 
Ocean colour/biologyOcean chlorophyll concentration 
Instrument Missions
PRIRODA - (1996 - 1999)
IRS-P3 - Indian Remote Sensing Satellite - P3 (1996 - 2003)
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