BackForwardInstrument:  RM-08 (Okean) 

Instrument details
Acronym RM-08 (Okean)
Full name Passive Microwave Scanning Radiometer
Purpose Observation of sea ice and heavy precipitation over the ocean
Short description Single frequency, 36.6 GHz, single polarisation. Planar antenna, nadir pointing
Background Consolidate technology
Scanning Technique Electronic: cross-track, swath 550 km
Resolution 17 km
Coverage / Cycle Global in 3 days
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on operational programme
Utilization Period: 1986 to 1988
Last update: 2017-03-29
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.
Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

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