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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - MSI (BJ-2) -
Full Name Multispectral Imager
aka SSTL-300 S1 Imager (MS)
Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NRSCC, 21AT Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Push-broom scanning / Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications SSTL-300 S1 Imager also known as VHRI 100 (Very High Resolution Imager 100).
Resolution Summary 4 metre ground sampling distance
[Best Resolution: 4m]
Swath Summary 23.4 km
[Max Swath: 23 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 600-670 nm (red) 510-590 nm (green) 440-510 nm (blue) 760-910 nm (NIR)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
Instrument Missions
BJ-2 - Beijing-2 Constellation (2015 - 2022)
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