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Modular Optoelectronic Multispectral Stereo Scanner, Experimental Mission on Space Shuttle Flight: STS-55 / D2 / 1993Entry ID: DFD-MOMS_02
Abstract: Mission Scope:
Ten years after the first spaceborne flights of the precursor
MOMS-01 in 1983/84, the new concept of a combined stereo and multi-
spectral payload, the Modular Optoelectronic Multispectral Stereo
Scanner (MOMS-02), was realized. It was successfully operated during
Space Shuttle flight STS-55 from April 26 to May 6, 1993, with an
... average orbital altitude of 296 km and a geographic coverage of
+/- 28.5 latitude. MOMS-02 opens new horizons for Earth observation
from space using three-line stereo cameras. Investigations of the
environment, agriculture, forestry and urban development as well as
digital mapping and landscape modelling with a high degree of
automation will be strongly improved by using the specific
capabilities of this sensor.
The entire MOMS-02 system was manufactured by German Aero-
space DASA under program and project management of:
German Space Agency DARA GmbH.
Dept. for Special Applications
Federal Republic of Germany
Technical Parameters and Imaging Geometry:
All relevant basic features are described in the Supplemental
Information category `Sensor` (i.e.: MOMS-02) and may be queried by
For the acquired 48 data takes more than 1000 data sets in
different operation modes were recorded between +/- 28.5 degrees
latitude over various sites around the world.
The evaluation of data quality and the decision for preprocessing
of data sets is based on meteorological as well as system specific
parameters: cloud coverage, dynamic range of data, modulation of
channels (dynamic range of signal). 400 almost cloud-free scenes
fulfill high standards of geometric and radiometric accuracy.
Data Processing on Ground:
The major part of the data is now available to the international
community. Those data which are not yet processed will be made avail-
able on request (up to 1 month time for delivery).
Raw data (level 0) are not distributed to users. Radiometrically
corrected data (level 1A, only mode 1 and 3) and radiometrically/geo-
metrically corrected data (level 1B, not for mode 1) are distributed
to users by DLR-DFD on exabyte. Quicklooks of all data are made
available on a CD-ROM, as paper copy, or are accessible by means
of the information system ISIS via the Internet (see remarks and
reference as listed below).
Geocoded products (level 2, etc. (e.g. digital terrain models))
are being developed and will be supplied by various investigator
Auxiliary data (orbit, attitude and geometric calibration data)
which are required for evaluation of the MOMS-Stereo data are
distributed on special request.
Ordering and Access to Data:
Interested users can get information about the MOMS-02 system and
the availability of data by means of:
- MOMS-02 / D2 Data Catalogue:
This Data Catalogue booklet (issued by DARA) contains technical
information about the sensor, mission, acquired data with geolocation,
and ordering conditions. It can be ordered at DLR/DFD Datamanagement
(see data center information).
- Intelligent Satellite Data Information System (ISIS):
This system is developed by DLR as a client / server configuration,
representing the interface of DLR-DFD to users and providing easy
access to catalogue, inventory, browse, and general textual information.
ISIS can be accessed via the World Wide Web at
and clicking on `Information Services (ISIS)` or `Accessing ISIS`
ISIS can also be accessed by telnet directly:
input: telnet 188.8.131.52
Other procedures (modem or X-25) to access ISIS are described under
`ISIS` under Supplementary Information and may be queried by
interested people. Access presumes the installation of the client
configuration which can be easily installed by the user (and is
supplied free by DLR/DFD).
In the future, further MOMS data are expected to be available on a
continuous basis from the PRIRODA module on the Russian space
station MIR, currently scheduled for September 1995 (coverage:
+/-51.6 degree latitude).
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC)
Dataset Title: MODIS/Terra+Aqua Albedo 16-Day L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: V004, V005Online Resource: https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/
Start Date: 2000-02-18
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Quality For more information on potential sensor-related anomalies, consult the following URL: http://landweb.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/QA_WWW/newPage.cgi?fileName=...
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: ~185 MB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) publications written by the MODIS Science Team: [available online at http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/sci_team/pubs/]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, MODIS data products catalog (EOS AM platform): [Greenbelt, Maryland], Goddard Space Flight Center, http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dataprod/index.php.
National Aeronautics and ... Space Administration, revised 2004, EOS Reference Handbook, a Guide to NASA's Earth Science Enterprise and the Earth Observing System: Greenbelt, Maryland, Goddard Space Flight Center, 261 p. [available online in pdf format at http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftp_docs/data_products_1.pdf].
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, EOS Reference Handbook, a Guide to NASA's Earth Science Enterprise and the Earth Observing System: Greenbelt, Maryland, Goddard Space Flight Center, 256 p. [available online in pdf format at http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftp_docs/data_products_vol2.pdf].
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-02-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-31