THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - CCD -
Full Name High Resolution CCD Camera Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies CAST, INPE Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Steerable viewing
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Measurements of cloud type and extent and land surface reflectance, and used for global land surface applications.
Resolution Summary 20 m
[Best Resolution: 20m]
Swath Summary 113 km
[Max Swath: 113 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS: 0.45 - 0.52 µm, 0.52 - 0.59 µm, 0.63 - 0.69 µm, NIR: 0.77 - 0.89 µm, PAN: 0.51 - 0.71 µm
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 
VegetationVegetation type 
Instrument Missions
CBERS-1 - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 1 (1999 - 2003)
CBERS-2 - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 2 (2003 - 2009)
CBERS-2B - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 2B (2007 - 2010)
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