THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - MESSR -
Full Name Multispectral Electronic Self-Scanning Radiometer Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies JAXA 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 Medium resolution visible and thermal infrared imaging of ocean and atmosphere.
Resolution Summary 50m
Swath Summary 100km (185km for observing by two cameras)
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS: 0.51-0.59μm, 0.61-0.69μm, 0.72-0.80μm, NIR: 0.80-1.10μm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud imagery 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving radiance 
Instrument Missions
MOS-1 - Marine Observation Satellite-1 (1987 - 1995)
MOS-1B - Marine Observation Satellite (1990 - 1996)
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