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Marine Observation Satellite (MOS-1)
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
MESSR (Multispectral Electronic Self-Scanning Radiometer)
MSR (Measuring Microwave Radiation)
VTIR (Visible and Thermal Infrared Radiometer)
Relevant Science Focus Areas:
- Water and Energy Cycles
- Coastal Management