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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Meteor-3M -
Full Name Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies ROSHYDROMET, ROSKOSMOS Launch Date 01 Dec 2001
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 01 Apr 2008
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 105.3 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 99.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 1024 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Hydrometeorology, climatology, land surface, physical oceanography, heliogeophysics and space environment, data collection, sounding of the atmosphere, agriculture.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols MSU-MR
Atmospheric Humidity Fields IKFS-2, MTVZA-GY
Atmospheric Winds SAR
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature IKFS-2, KMSS, MSU-MR, MTVZA-GY
Cloud particle properties and profile IKFS-2, MTVZA-GY
Liquid water and precipitation rate MSU-MR, MTVZA-GY
Ozone IKFS-2
Radiation budget MSU-MR
Trace gases (excluding ozone) IKFS-2
Atmospheric Temperature Fields IKFS-2, MTVZA-GY
LandAlbedo and reflectance KMSS, MSU-MR
Vegetation MSU-MR, SAR
Surface temperature (land) IKFS-2, MSU-MR, MTVZA-GY
Multi-purpose imagery (land) KMSS, MSU-MR
OceanOcean surface winds MTVZA-GY
Surface temperature (ocean) IKFS-2, MSU-MR, MTVZA-GY
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) MSU-MR
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth KMSS, MSU-MR
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness KMSS, MSU-MR, MTVZA-GY, SAR
Mission Instruments
BRK - On board retransmission complex
DCS - Data Collection System
IKFS-2 - IR-Fourier spectrometer
KMSS - Multispectral Imager (VIS) system
MSGI-MKA - Spectrometer
MSU-MR - Low-resolution multispectral scanning imager-radiometer
MTVZA-GY - Scanning microwave imager-sounder
SAR - Synthetic Aperture Radar X band
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