BackForward Satellite: MOS-1B 

Satellite details
Acronym MOS-1B
Full name Marine Observatory Satellite - 1B
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd (last) flight unit of the MOS programme.
  • Main mission: land observation.
  • Substantial contribution to sea-surface observation, including precipitable water.
Mass at launch 740 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from JAXA/EORC.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 908 km
ECT 10:35 desc


Space agency JAXA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 07 Feb 1990 EOL 25 Apr 1996
Last update: 2013-02-22
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on MOS-1B

Acronym Full name
MESSR Multi-spectral Electronic Self-Scanning Radiometer
MSR Microwave Scanning Radiometer
VTIR Visible and Thermal Infrared Radiometer
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