BackForwardInstrument:  MSU-IK-SR 

Instrument details
Acronym MSU-IK-SR
Full name Multi-channel medium and far IR range radiometer
Purpose Detection of fire sources
Short description 2-channel radiometer, one in MWIR (3.5-4.1 μm) one in TIR (8.1-9.1 μm).
Background Evolution of the MSU-200 radiometer flown on KANOPUS-V1. PAN replaced by two IR channels. Supportive of MSS
Scanning Technique Cross-track scanning, 2000 km swath
Resolution 200 m
Coverage / Cycle Global coverage in less than 1 day
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2017-10-14 to ≥2022
Last update: 2017-07-28
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

Note: a red tag indicates satellites no longer operational, a green tag indicates operational satellites, a blue tag indicates future satellites

Instrument classification
  • Earth observation instrument
  • Passive optical radiometer or spectrometer
  • High resolution optical imager
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Fire fractional cover
  • Fire radiative power
  • Fire temperature
Secondary mission objectives
  • Cloud top temperature
  • Land surface temperature
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Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

The following list indicates which measurements can typically be retrieved from this category of instrument. To see a full Gap Analysis by Variable, click on the respective variable.

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Cloud cover4 - fairInfrequent coverage.MWIR and TIR window channels around 3.7 and 11 micrometers
Cloud top temperature5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.TIR window channel(s) around 11 micrometers
Cloud type4 - fairInfrequent coverage.MWIR and TIR window channels around 3.7 and 11 micrometers
Fire fractional cover3 - highInfrequent coverage.. Cloud sensitive.. Daylight only.. Infrequent coverage.MWIR and TIR window channels around 3.7 and 11 micrometers
Fire radiative power2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.MWIR and TIR window channels around 3.7 and 11 micrometers
Fire temperature2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.MWIR and TIR window channels around 3.7 and 11 micrometers
Land surface temperature5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.MWIR and TIR window channels around 3.7 and 11 micrometers (high sensitivity to high temperature, cloud impact reduction, water vapour correction)
Sea surface temperature4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Affected by sunlight.MWIR window channel(s) (cloud impact reduction)