THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - HRTC -
Full Name High Resolution Panchromatic Camera Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies CONAE Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Push-broom scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format Fast format/geotif
Measurements and Applications Medium resolution Earth imagery to complement MMRS on the same mission.
Resolution Summary 35 m
[Best Resolution: 35m]
Swath Summary 90 km
[Max Swath: 90 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS - NIR: 400 - 900 nm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover 
VegetationVegetation type 
Instrument Missions
SAC-C - (2000 - 2013)
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