Launched in March 1996 and ended in March 2004, IRS-P3 was an ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) experimental EO mission, considered to be pre-operational and serving in parallel for technology evaluation and scientific methodology studies. IRS-P3 carried two remote sensing payloads: a Wide Field Sensor (WiFS) designed to study vegetation and a Modular Opto-electronic Scanner (MOS), dedicated to ocean and atmosphere monitoring.
The MOS instrument was provided by DLR in the framework of a co-operative agreement between ISRO and DLR. The objectives of the mission were the scientific remote sensing applications and algorithm development based on joint interpretation of MOS and WiFS data and the pre-operational test of data processing and algorithm concepts.
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09 December 1998
The MOS products acquired by the Maspalomas station have been added to the Multimission product catalogue. The list covers January 1998 onwards - the instrument on board the ISRO IRS-P3 satellite.
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