THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - VSC -
Full Name Venus Superspectral Camera Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies CNES, ISA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry TBD
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications High resolution superspectral images (12 spectral bands) for vegetation and landcover applications.
Resolution Summary 5.3 m spatial resolution with 27 km swath
[Best Resolution: 5.3m]
Swath Summary 27 km
[Max Swath: 27 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 420 nm centre wavelength (width: 40 nm); 443 nm (40); 490 nm (40); 555 nm (40); 620 nm (40); 620 nm (40); 667 nm (30); 702 nm (24); 742 nm (16); 782 nm (16); 865 nm (40); 910 nm (20)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Albedo and reflectancePhotosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) 
Fractionally absorbed PAR (FPAR) 
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
VegetationNormalized Differential Vegetation Index (NDVI) 
Leaf Area Index (LAI) 
Vegetation type 
Instrument Missions
VENUS - Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Micro-Satellite (2017 - 2020)
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