BackForwardInstrument:  R225 

Instrument details
Acronym R225
Full name Passive Microwave Radiometer
Purpose Sea-surface wind speed, sea ice
Short description Single frequency,13.3 GHz, two polarisations
Background Associated to R600 (5 GHz)
Scanning Technique Non-scanning, antenna fore- pointing 42° off-nadir
Resolution 130 km
Coverage / Cycle Global in 12 days
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 1999 to 2000
Last update: 2012-09-12
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Earth observation instrument
  • Passive microwave radiometer
  • Cross-track, special or non-scanning microwave radiometer
WIGOS Subcomponents No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Mission objectives
No mission objectives have been defined.
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.