THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - IRS -
Full Name Infrared scanner Status Operational
Instrument Agencies CAST, INPE Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology High-resolution nadir-scanning IR spectrometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format GEOTIFF
Measurements and Applications Earth resources, environmental monitoring, land use.
Resolution Summary PAN, SWIR: 40 m, TIR: 80 m
[Best Resolution: 40m]
Swath Summary 120 km
[Max Swath: 120 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 0.5 - 0.9 µm; 1.55 - 1.75 µm, 2.08 - 2.35 µm; 10.4 - 12.5 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
Surface temperature (land)Land surface temperature 
Instrument Missions
CBERS-3 - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 3 (2013 - 2013)
CBERS-4 - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 4 (2014 - 2017)
CBERS-4A - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 4 (2018 - 2021)
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