THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - AVCS -
Full Name Advanced Vidicon Camera System Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Cloud profile and rain radars Geometry
Instrument Technology Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications
Resolution Summary Ranging from 0.9 km s.s.p. (Nimbus) to 3.7 km (ESSA) depending on the satellite orbital height and the number of parallel cameras
[Best Resolution: 900m]
Swath Summary Three parallel cameras on Nimbus, for a total swath of 3500 km. Single camera on ESSA, for a swath of 3000 km
[Max Swath: 3500 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary
 
Instrument Measurements
Instrument Missions
NIMBUS-1 - Nimbus 1 (1964 - 1964)
ESSA-3 - Environmental Science and Services Administration - 3 (1966 - 1968)
NIMBUS-2 - Nimbus 2 (1966 - 1969)
ESSA-5 - Environmental Science and Services Administration - 5 (1967 - 1970)
ESSA-7 - Environmental Science and Services Administration - 7 (1968 - 1970)
ESSA-9 - Environmental Science and Services Administration - 9 (1969 - 1972)
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