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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - MOS-1B -
Full Name Marine Observation Satellite
aka Momo-2
Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASDA, JAXA Launch Date 07 Feb 1990
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 17 Apr 1996
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 103 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 99 deg
Orbit Altitude 909 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle 17 days
Objectives and Applications natural resource utilization and for environmental protection.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields MSR
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature MESSR, VTIR
LandMulti-purpose imagery (land) MESSR
OceanMulti-purpose imagery (ocean) MESSR, MSR, VTIR
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth MSR
Mission Instruments
DCS (JAXA) - Data Collection System (JAXA)
MESSR - Multispectral Electronic Self-Scanning Radiometer
MSR - Microwave Scanning Radiometer
VTIR - Visible and Thermal Infrared Radiometer
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