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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - BILSAT VNIR Multispectral -
Full Name BILSAT VNIR Multispectral camera Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies TUBITAK Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Push-broom scanning
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications High resolution images for monitoring of land surface and coastal processes and for agricultural, geological and hydrological applications.
Resolution Summary 27.6 m
Swath Summary 55 km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Band 1: 0.45 - 0.52 µm, Band 2: 0.52 - 0.60 µm, Band 3: 0.63 - 0.69 µm, Band 4: 0.76 - 0.90 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
Instrument Missions
BILSAT - BILSAT Research Satellite (2003 - 2006)
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