BackForwardInstrument:  MR-900B 

Instrument details
Acronym MR-900B
Full name Television Camera
Purpose Cloud observation
Short description Panchromatic camera, 0.5-0.8 ?m
Background Consolidated technology
Scanning Technique Cross-track, swath 2600 km
Resolution 1.5 km at s.s.p.
Coverage / Cycle Global each day, in daylight
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 1986 to 1996
Last update: 2017-03-27
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Earth observation instrument
  • Passive optical radiometer or spectrometer
  • Moderate resolution optical imager
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Cloud cover
Secondary mission objectives
  • Sea-ice cover
  • Snow cover
Opportunity objectives
  • Fire fractional cover
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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
Snow cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.VIS channel(s)
Sea-ice cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.VIS channel(s)
Cloud cover5 - marginalDaylight only.. Dense cloud only.VIS channel(s)
Fire fractional cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Coarse spatial resolution.. Daylight only.VIS channels