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The (MOS) is a spaceborne imaging spectrometer for the VIS/NIR-spectral range. It is designed for remote sensing investigations of the Atmosphere-Ocean-System, especially coastal zones. The measurment philosophy follows the tried and tested concept of having separate spectrometer blocks for estimating the atmospheric turbidity and for measuring a set of spectrally dense data of the object signature. This concept has been tested on three missions (on Russian satellites and space stations Salyut 7/MIR) with non-imaging spectrometers.
Imaging Spectrometer
Technical Characteristics
Spatial Resolution:
500 metres
Swath Width:
200 km
Earth Topics
Ocean and Coast ( Ocean Colour/Biology )
Related Instruments
Available Resources Type Access
MOS Fact Sheet General Reference link