Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer

Mission Summary

The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer, or MISR, instrument is one of five instruments aboard NASA's Terra satellite, which is collecting important data on the causes and effects of global climate change. The instrument views the Earth from nine different angles to get a better picture of various atmospheric particles, cloud forms and land surface covers.

During the Terra mission's lifetime, the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer has been instrumental in gathering unique views of weather events such as hurricanes and floods, as well as cataloging the effects of air pollution across the globe.

Acronym: MISR
Type: Instrument
Status: Current
Launch Date: December 18, 1999
10:57 a.m. (18:57 UTC)
Launch Location: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
Target: Earth
Visible image of California's Rim Fire acquired Aug. 23, 2013 by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer NASA 'Eyes' Dissect California's Massive Rim Fire

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This image of clouds over the southern Indian Ocean was acquired on July 23, 2007 NASA Satellite Finds Earth's Clouds are Getting Lower

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This image was taken by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer Where on Earth? Take the Quiz

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