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Launched in March 1996 and ended in March 2004, IRS-P3 was an ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) experimental EO mission, considered to be pre-operational and serving in parallel for technology evaluation and scientific methodology studies. IRS-P3 carried two remote sensing payloads: a Wide Field Sensor (WiFS) designed to study vegetation and a Modular Opto-electronic Scanner (MOS), dedicated to ocean and atmosphere monitoring.

The MOS instrument was provided by DLR in the framework of a co-operative agreement between ISRO and DLR. The objectives of the mission were the scientific remote sensing applications and algorithm development based on joint interpretation of MOS and WiFS data and the pre-operational test of data processing and algorithm concepts.

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MOS products

09 December 1998

The MOS products acquired by the Maspalomas station have been added to the Multimission product catalogue. The list covers January 1998 onwards - the instrument on board the ISRO IRS-P3 satellite.

1999 ESA Remote sensing Product Prices

30 October 1998

The tables include Seawifs and IRS-MOS products and offer new Services. See the 1999 pricelist at any time from any page on this site through the "help and mail" link.

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Operator ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization)
Date of launch 21 March 1996
Status Out of service since March 2004
Orbit Height 817 km
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous, circular, polar
Repeat Cycle 5 days
Resolution MOS: 520m
Swath MOS: 200km
Onboard Sensors provided under TPM MOS (Modular Optoelectronic Scanning Spectrometer)
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