THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - PAN (IRS-1C/1D) -
Full Name Panchromatic sensor Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies ISRO Maturity
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Steerable viewing
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications High resolution stereo images for study of topography, urban areas, development of DTM, run-off models etc. Urban sprawl, forest cover/timber volume, land use change.
Resolution Summary 5.8 m
[Best Resolution: 5.8m]
Swath Summary 70 km at nadir
[Max Swath: 70 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Panchromatic VIS: 0.5 - 0.75 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo 
Ice sheet topographySea-ice sheet topography 
Landscape topographyLand surface topography 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
Instrument Missions
IRS-1C - Indian Remote Sensing Satellite - 1C (1995 - 2007)
IRS-1D - Indian Remote Sensing Satellite - 1D (1997 - 2010)
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