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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - HRVIR -
Full Name High Resolution Visible and Infra-red Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies CNES, SNSB Maturity
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications 2 HRVIR instruments provide 60 x 60 km images for a range of land and coastal applications.
Resolution Summary 10 m (0.64 µm) or 20 m
[Best Resolution: 10m]
Swath Summary 117 km (i.e. 60 km + 60 km with 3 km overlap). Steerable up to ±27 deg off-track
[Max Swath: 117 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS: B1: 0.50 - 0.59 µm, B2: 0.61 - 0.68 µm, NIR: 0.79 - 0.89 µm, SWIR: 1.58 - 1.75 µm, Panchromatic:(B2) 0.61 - 0.68 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Landscape topographyLand surface topography 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Fire area 
Land surface imagery 
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving radiance 
VegetationVegetation type 
Land cover 
Instrument Missions
SPOT-4 - Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre - 4 (1998 - 2013)
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