Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) Overview
MSX Overview MSX Data Access MSX Cutouts MSX Catalogs


The Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX), a Ballistic Missile Defense Organization satellite, was launched in April 1996. The first ten months of the mission were devoted to mid-infrared observations with a solid hydrogen-cooled telescope. This instrument had five line-scanned focal plane arrays that spanned the spectral region from 4.2 to 26 microns. For more info, see MSX mission background information.

If you use MSX data, please cite the dataset Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.26131/IRSA8.

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Data Set Characteristics

Data ProductDescriptionData Access
Images MSX focal plane arrays 8.3, 12.1, 14.7, 21.4 microns
Catalogs MSX 6th Point Source Catalog and Reject Source Catalog

MSX Documentation

Delivery Document MSX6C Infrared Point Source Catalog Descriptions