THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - HSTC -
Full Name High Sensitivity Technological Camera Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies CONAE Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format Fast format/geotif
Measurements and Applications Monitors forest fires, electrical storms and geophysical studies of aurora borealis, sea survilleance.
Resolution Summary 300 m
[Best Resolution: 300m]
Swath Summary 700 km
[Max Swath: 700 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary PAN: VIS - NIR: 450 - 850 nm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Active Fire Detection 
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow cover 
Instrument Missions
SAC-C - (2000 - 2013)
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