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Instrument details
Acronym AC
Full name Radiation Budget Sensor
Purpose Earth radiation budget
Short description Single-channel radiometer for total radiance (0.3-30 µm)
Background Flown on all satellites of the Meteor-1 series
Scanning Technique Mechanical, swath 2500 km
Resolution 45 km
Coverage / Cycle Global, daily
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 1969 to 1978
Last update: 2012-06-12
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Earth observation instrument
  • Passive optical radiometer or spectrometer
  • Broadband Earth radiation radiometer
WIGOS Subcomponents
  • Subcomponent 1
  • Absolutely calibrated broadband radiometers, and TSI and SSI radiometers
  • Broadband radiometer (for ERB)
Mission objectives
No mission objectives have been defined.
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.