THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Resurs-01 N4 -
Full Name Resource satellite first series number 4 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies ROSKOSMOS Launch Date 10 Jul 1998
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 07 Feb 2002
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101 minutes
Orbit Sense TBD Orbit Inclination 98.75 deg
Orbit Altitude 850 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Environmental monitoring, agriculture and forestry, hydrology, hydrometeorology, ice and snow, land surface, agriculture, disaster management. Currently only providing data from MR-900B instrument.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereCloud type, amount and cloud top temperature ScaRaB
Radiation budget ISP, ScaRaB
LandAlbedo and reflectance MSU-E, MSU-SK
Multi-purpose imagery (land) MSU-E, MSU-SK
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth MR-900B
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness MR-900B
Mission Instruments
ISP - ISP
MR-900B - Scanning visual band telephotometer
MSU-E - Multispectral high resolution electronic scanner
MSU-SK - Multispectral medium resolution conical scanner
RMK-2 - Radiation Measurement Complex
ScaRaB - Scanner for Earth's Radiation Budget
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