THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - PAN (CBERS) -
Full Name Panchromatic and Multispectral Imager Status Operational
Instrument Agencies CAST, INPE Maturity Low Heritage
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Steerable viewing
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format GEOTIFF
Measurements and Applications Earth resources, environmental monitoring, land use, urban studies.
Resolution Summary 5 m panchromatic and 10 m multispectral
[Best Resolution: 5m]
Swath Summary 60 km
[Max Swath: 60 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 0.52 - 0.59 µm, 0.63 - 0.69 µm, 0.77 - 0.89 µm, 0.51 - 0.85 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo 
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud type 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
VegetationVegetation type 
Instrument Missions
CBERS-3 - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 3 (2013 - 2013)
CBERS-4 - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 4 (2014 - 2017)
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