BackForward Satellite: MOS-1 

Satellite details
Acronym MOS-1
Full name Marine Observatory Satellite -1
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the MOS programme.
  • Main mission: land observation.
  • Substantial contribution to sea-surface observation, including precipitable water.
Mass at launch 745 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from JAXA/EORC.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 908 km
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Space agency JAXA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 19 Feb 1987 EOL 29 Nov 1995
Last update: 2015-07-28
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on MOS-1

Acronym Full name
MESSR Multi-spectral Electronic Self-Scanning Radiometer
MSR Microwave Scanning Radiometer
VTIR Visible and Thermal Infrared Radiometer
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