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Instrument: M55 SORAD

Name M55 SORAD
Acronym SORAD-M55
Manufacturer CAO
Operated by Geophysica-GEIE
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Broad Band Radiometer
Acronym BBR

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Hemispheric broadband radiance
Operating principle

Measures up-welling and/or down-welling incident radiation in visible/near infra-red

Measurement(s) Radiation

Dimension and weight

External dimension
Weight 5.0


Operating mode Remote sensing






Operational restriction

Operational requirements

Certification approvals

Additional information

CAO, Russia

SORAD in an Onboard instrument to measure downward and upward short wave solar radiation. SORAD provides "integral" data in space - looking in the upper and lower hemispheres - and in spectral range - from 0.3 to 30 mkm. SORAD consists of two standard pyranometers (upper and lower) and a small box with electronics and memory.

Access, host and processing


Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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