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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - MSU-MR -
Full Name Low-resolution multispectral scanning imager-radiometer Status Operational
Instrument Agencies ROSKOSMOS, ROSHYDROMET Maturity High Heritage - Operational
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Parameters of clouds, snow, ice and land cover, vegetation, surface temperature, fire detection.
Resolution Summary 1000 m
[Best Resolution: 1000m]
Swath Summary 2800 km
[Max Swath: 2800 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 0.5 - 0.7 µm; 0.7 - 1.1 µm;1.6 - 1.8 µm; 3.5 - 4.1 µm; 10.5 - 11.5 µm, 11.5 - 12.5 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
MWIR (~3.0 µm - ~6.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
AerosolsAerosol Extinction / Backscatter (column/profile) 
Aerosol optical depth (column/profile) 
Aerosol effective radius (column/profile) 
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo 
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud imagery 
Cloud top height 
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation rate (liquid) at the surface 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Fire area 
Land surface imagery 
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving radiance 
Radiation budgetUpwelling (Outgoing) long-wave radiation at TOA 
Short-wave Earth surface bi-directional reflectance 
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover 
Sea-ice thickness 
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover 
Surface temperature (land)Land surface temperature 
Surface temperature (ocean)Sea surface temperature 
VegetationNormalized Differential Vegetation Index (NDVI) 
Instrument Missions
Meteor-3M - (2001 - 2008)
Meteor-M N1 - Meteorological Satellite Meteor-M N1 (2009 - 2014)
Meteor-M N2 - Meteorological Satellite Meteor-M N2 (2014 - 2018)
Meteor-M N2-1 - Meteorological Satellite Meteor-M N2-1 (2017 - 2022)
Meteor-M N2-2 - Meteorological Satellite Meteor-M N2-2 (2017 - 2022)
Meteor-M N2-3 - Meteorological Satellite Meteor-M N2-3 (2018 - 2023)
Meteor-M N2-4 - Meteorological Satellite Meteor-M N2-4 (2019 - 2024)
Meteor-M N2-5 - Meteorological Satellite Meteor-M N2-5 (2022 - 2027)
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