Type of orbit: Geostationary
MSU-GS is a 10-channel device: 3 visible and 7 infrared. In the visible channels, the resolution is 1 km. In the infrared channels, the resolution is 4 km. The imaging frequency is 30 min (in automatic mode), 10-15 min (activated from Earth).
The radiometer scans the earth's surface line by line; each line consists of a series of individual image elements or pixels. For each pixel the radiometer measures the radiative energy of the different spectral bands. This measurement is digitally coded and transmitted to the ground station for pre-processing before being disseminated to the user community.