THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - MSS -
Full Name Multispectral imaging system Status Operational
Instrument Agencies ROSKOSMOS, ROSHYDROMET Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Multispectral images of land & sea surfaces and ice cover.
Resolution Summary 12 m
[Best Resolution: 12m]
Swath Summary 20 km
[Max Swath: 20 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 0.46 - 0.51 µm; 0.51 - 0.6 µm; 0.63 - 0.69 µm; 0.75 - 0.84 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Fire area 
Land surface imagery 
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover 
Instrument Missions
BelKA - (2006 - 2006)
Kanopus-V - Environmental Satellite Kanopus-V (2012 - 2017)
Kanopus-V N3 - Environmental Satellite Kanopus-V N3 (2017 - 2021)
Kanopus-V N4 - Environmental Satellite Kanopus-V N4 (2017 - 2021)
Kanopus-V-IR - Environmental Satellite Kanopus-V-IR (2017 - 2022)
Kanopus-V N5 - Environmental Satellite Kanopus-V N5 (2018 - 2024)
Kanopus-V N6 - Environmental Satellite Kanopus-V N6 (2018 - 2024)
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