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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - MSI (BJ-1) -
Full Name Multispectral Imager Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies NRSCC, CAST 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 To provide multispectral analysis of hydrological, oceanographic, land use and meteorological parameters.
Resolution Summary 32 m
[Best Resolution: 32m]
Swath Summary 600 km
[Max Swath: 600 km]
Accuracy Summary 800 m
Waveband Summary Green 520 - 600 nm; Red 630 - 690 nm; NIR 760 - 900 nm
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
BJ-1 - Beijing-1 Small Satellite (2005 - 2010)
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