BackForwardInstrument:  MIRIS/MSOC 

Instrument details
Full name Multi-purpose Infrared Imaging System / MIRIS Space Observation Camera
Purpose To observe near IR emission lines of the diffuse warm ionized medium in the Galaxy plane, and to observe the cosmic infrared background (CIB) radiation from first generation stars in the region of the north ecliptic pole
Short description CCD camera for the spectral range 0.9-2 µm
Background New development
Scanning Technique Array detectors. Field of View of 360º x 6º (Galaxy plane) and 10º x 10º (north ecliptic pole).
Resolution 51.6 arcsec x 1.6 arcsec
Coverage / Cycle Interplanetary space at 100 min intervals (the orbital period)
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency KARI
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2014 to ≥2020
Last update: 2017-05-21
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
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Space radiometer or spectrometer
Mission objectives
Secondary mission objectives
  • Heliospheric image
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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
Heliospheric image2 - very highNo specific limitation.Interplanetary space viewing in the NIR and SWIR bands (700-3000 nm)