The Meteor-3M satellite mission is a joint partnership between
NASA and the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (RASA). It was
initiated by the Gore-Chernomyrdin Commission in 1994 ... and
extends a long-term working relationship between the United
States and Russia to understand Earth's environment.
The Meteor-3M spacecraft is an advanced model of the Meteor
spacecraft that was developed over 30 years ago. The payload
includes SAGE III and other instruments.
1. temperature and humidity profiles
3. surface properties
4. high energy particles in the upper atmosphere.
Solar measurements are collected twice each orbit when the
satellite ascends or descends from behind the Earth.
Lunar measurements are collected when at least 50% of the moon
is visible and the sun is not.
Additional information available at:
[Summary provided by NASA]