BackForwardInstrument:  MIMAN 

Instrument details
Acronym MIMAN
Full name MIMAN Optical Camera
Purpose To measure fine dust concentrations over the Korean Peninsula
Short description An optical camera covering spectral range 630-690 nm.
Background This compliments the GEOKOMPSAT-2B aerosol monitoring.
Scanning Technique Swath width is 437 km.
Resolution 200 m at surface
Coverage / Cycle 400 x 400 km area transmitted to ground once every 2 days.
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency KARI
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2022 to 2025
Last update: 2022-10-17
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
WIGOS Subcomponents No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Aerosol dust concentration
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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Note: * Primary mission objective.
VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Cloud cover5 - marginalDaylight only.. Dense cloud only.VIS channel(s)
Fire fractional cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Coarse spatial resolution.. Daylight only.VIS channels
Snow cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.VIS channel(s)
Sea-ice cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.VIS channel(s)