The MODIS instrument, aboard the Terra and Aqua satellites,
provides high radiometric sensitivity (12 bit) in 36 spectral bands
ranging in wavelength from 0.4 µm to 14.4 µm.
Terra (EOS AM) MODIS Satellite- Launched December 18, 1999; passes
from north to south accross the equator in the morning.
Aqua (EOS PM) MODIS Satellite- Launched May 4, 2002; passes from
south to north across the equator in the afternoon.
For more information on the MODIS instrument, visit the MODIS Home Page at
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