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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - LISS-III (IRS) -
Full Name Linear Imaging Self Scanner - III (IRS) Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies ISRO 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 Data used for vegetation type assessment, resource assessment, crop stress detection, crop production forecasting, forestry, land use and land cover change.
Resolution Summary Bands 2, 3 & 4: 23.5 m, Band 5: 70.5 m
[Best Resolution: 23.5m]
Swath Summary 141 km
[Max Swath: 141 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS: Band 2: 0.52 - 0.59 µm, Band 3: 0.62 - 0.68 µm, NIR: Band 4: 0.77 - 0.86 µm, SWIR: Band 5: 1.55 - 1.75 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
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo 
Landscape topographyLand surface topography 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover 
VegetationVegetation type 
Instrument Missions
IRS-1C - Indian Remote Sensing Satellite - 1C (1995 - 2007)
IRS-1D - Indian Remote Sensing Satellite - 1D (1997 - 2010)
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