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Marine Observation Satellite (MOS-1)

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Status: Completed
Mission Category: Historical Missions
Launch Date: February 19, 1987
Launch Location: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

The Marine Observation Satellite (MOS-1) was equipped with three types of sensors: a spectrometer for measuring visible near infrared radiation, a device for measuring visible thermal infrared radiation, and an instrument for measuring microwave radiation. These sensors finished sending information on November 29, 1995.

MOS-1b, which had the same functions as MOS-1, was launched as a follow-up and finished its operation on April 17, 1996.

Key Marine Observation Satellite Facts

Mission/Portal Page: http://www.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/mos1/index_e.html
Instruments: MESSR (Multispectral Electronic Self-Scanning Radiometer)
MSR (Measuring Microwave Radiation)
VTIR (Visible and Thermal Infrared Radiometer)

Relevant Science Focus Areas:

  • Water and Energy Cycles

Related Applications:

  • Coastal Management