Multispectral Scanner

The Multispectral Scanner (MSS) is one of the Earth's observing sensors introduced in the Landsat program. A Multispectral Scanner was placed aboard each of the first five Landsat satellites.[1]

MSS Technical Specifications

Sensor type Spatial Resolution Spectral Range Number of Bands Temporal Resolution Image Size Swath
opto-mechanical 68 m X 83 m (or 57 m) 0.5 - 1.1 ┬Ám 4, 5 (Landsat 3 only) 18 days (L1-L3), 16 days (L4 & L5) 185 km X 185 km 185 km

Notes

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-01-26. Retrieved 2007-05-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) : "The Multispectral Scanner System", NASA Official: Darrel Williams Website Curator: Laura Rocchio Site last updated: December 2, 2008


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