BackForwardInstrument:  MUS-nir/swir 

Instrument details
Acronym MUS-nir/swir
Full name Multi-spectral Optical Camera - NIR/SWIR
Purpose Vegetation monitoring
Short description 4 SWIR channels: 1044, 1240, 1640 and 2130 nm. Detailed description not yet available.
Background Complementary to MUS-uv/vis/nir flown on SAC-E/SABIA-MAR B
Scanning Technique Cross-track, swath 1350 km
Resolution 1.0 km at s.s.p.
Coverage / Cycle Global in two days
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency CONAE
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2024 to 2028
Last update: 2022-08-08
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
  • Subcomponent 1
  • VIS/IR imagery; realisation of a Day/Night band [in SSO]
  • VIS/IR imager [in SSO]
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Leaf Area Index (LAI)
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.
VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Leaf Area Index (LAI)*3 - highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.NIR and SWIR channels