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3MI
Multi-Viewing Multi-Channel Multi-Polarisation Imaging
EUMETSAT (ESA)Current: -
Future: METOP-SG A1, METOP-SG A2, METOP-SG A3
Complete: -
Being developedAtmospheric chemistryMeasure aerosol parameters, air quality index, surface albedo, cloud information
Waveband:VIS-SWIR: 12 channels between 0.41 µm to 2.1 µm
VIS, NIR, SWIR
Spatial resolution:4km
Swath width:2200x2200 km for the VNIR channels 2200 x 1100 km for the SWIR channels
Accuracy:
Data Access:Open Access
Data Format:net-CDF4
AEISS-HR
Advanced Electronic Image Scanning System-High Resolution
KARI (KAI)Current: -
Future: KOMPSAT-7
Complete: -
Being developedHigh resolution optical imagersHigh resolution imager for land applications of cartography and disaster monitoring
Waveband:Panchromatic VIS: 0.50 - 0.90 µm, VIS: 0.45 - 0.52 µm, 0.52 - 0.60 µm, 0.63 - 0.69 µm, NIR: 0.76 - 0.90 µm
VIS, NIR
Spatial resolution:Pan:0.5 m, VNIR: 2m
Best resolution: 0.5 m
Swath width:15 km
Accuracy:
Data Access:Very Constrained Access
Data Format:GEOTIF
AEISS-HR-A
Advanced Electronic Image Scanning System-High Resolution-A
KARICurrent: -
Future: KOMPSAT-7A
Complete: -
Being developedHigh resolution optical imagersHigh resolution imager for land applications of cartography and disaster monitoring
Waveband:Panchromatic VIS: 0.50 - 0.90 µm, VIS: 0.45 - 0.52 µm, 0.52 - 0.60 µm, 0.63 - 0.69 µm, NIR: 0.76 - 0.90 µm
VIS, NIR
Spatial resolution:Pan:0.5 m, VNIR: 2m
Best resolution: 0.5 m
Swath width:15 km
Accuracy:
Data Access:
Data Format:
ALISS III
Advanced LISS III
ISROCurrent: -
Future: RESOURCESAT-3, RESOURCESAT-3A
Complete: -
Being developedImaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR)For crops and vegetation dynamics, natural resources census, disaster management and large scale mapping of themes.
Waveband:4 bands in VNIR and 1 band in SWIR
VIS, NIR, SWIR
Spatial resolution:20 m, 10 m
Best resolution: 10 m
Swath width:925 km
Accuracy:200m
Data Access:Constrained Access
Data Format:
AMR-S
AMR-S Two-Beam Microwave Radiometer
NASA (UKSA) (CNES) (CSA)Current: -
Future: SWOT
Complete: -
Being developedImaging multi-spectral radiometers (passive microwave)Capabilities of the AMR with the addition of a 2nd beam to provide wet-tropospheric path delay correction within both swaths of the primary radar instrument (KaRIn)
Waveband:Microwave: 18.7, 23.8 and 34 GHz.
MW
Spatial resolution:41.6 km at 18.7 GHz, 36.1 km at 23.8 GHz, 22.9 km at 34 GHz baseline channels
Best resolution: 22 m
Swath width:two nadir-looking beams complementing the 120Km KaRIn radar altimeter swath
Accuracy:Total water vapour: 0.2 g/sq cm, Brightness temperature: 0.15 K for each of the two beams
Data Access:Open Access
Data Format:NetCDF-4
APAN
Advanced PAN
ISROCurrent: -
Future: RESOURCESAT-3S, RESOURCESAT-3SA
Complete: -
Being developedHigh resolution optical imagersHigh-resolution images for the study of topography, urban areas, development of DTM, run-off models etc., urban sprawl, forest cover/timber volume, land use change.
Waveband:Panchromatic VIS: 0.45 - 0.90 µm
VIS
Spatial resolution:1.25
Swath width:60 km
Accuracy:50m
Data Access:Constrained Access
Data Format:
CERIA Camera
GISTDACurrent: -
Future: THEOS-2 Small Satellite
Complete: -
Being developedHigh resolution optical imagersTHEOS-2 Small Satellite's optical payload consists of RGB bayer type sensors (5.9km x 5.9km). Data is used for general monitoring and disasters.
Waveband:MS (B:0.4-0.51 µm, G:0.49-0.58 µm, R:0.58-0.63 µm)
VIS
Spatial resolution:MS: 1.18-1.2m
Best resolution: 1.18 m
Swath width:5.9km (@550km altitude)
Accuracy:Geolocation Accuracy: 250m
Data Access:Constrained Access
Data Format:
CLARREO Pathfinder Reflected Solar
CLARREO Pathfinder - RS
NASACurrent: -
Future: CLARREO Pathfinder-on-ISS
Complete: -
Being developedHyperspectral imagersDemonstration of high accuracy SI-traceable calibration within 350-2300 nm spectral range; demonstration of ability to transfer this calibration to other Earth observing instruments.
Waveband:350 to 2300 nm at 3-nm sampling interval with 6-nm resolution.
VIS, NIR, SWIR
Spatial resolution:500 m.
Swath width:10 deg (70 km).
Accuracy:Absolute uncertainty goal is 0.3% (k=1) in reflectance.
Data Access:Open Access
Data Format:HDF5
CPR (EarthCARE)
Cloud Profiling Radar (EarthCARE)
JAXA (NICT)Current: -
Future: EarthCARE
Complete: -
Being developedCloud profile and rain radarsMeasurement of cloud properties, light precipitation, vertical motion.
Waveband:Microwave: 94 GHz
MW, W-Band
Spatial resolution:Range resolution: 500m (100m sample) Horizontal resolution: 800m (500m sample)
Swath width:
Accuracy:
Data Access:No Access
Data Format:HDF5
CWFMS
Canadian Wildland Fire Monitoring Sensor
CSA (NRCAN) (ECCC)Current: -
Future: WildFireSat
Complete: -
Being developedImaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR)Measurements are: Fire Radiative Power (FRP), hotspot locations, rate of spread, burned area mapping. Data products generated: 1) Fire maps, showing location, extent, and timing of forest fire events; 2) Fire characteristics, such as fire line intensity, rate of spread and fuel consumption; 3) Plume dynamics through smoke transport maps and plume heights; 4) Mass of carbon released into atmosphere.
Waveband:VIS: 0.6 – 0.7 μm (red) (possibly also VIS 0.4 - 0.6 μm); NIR: 0.8 – 0.9 μm; MWIR: 3.4 - 4.2 μm wavelength; TIR: 10.4 μm – 12.3 μm;
VIS, NIR, MWIR, TIR
Spatial resolution:400 m (TIR, MWIR), and 200 m (NIR, VIS) at the geodetic sub-satellite point.
Best resolution: 400 m
Swath width:TBD Will depend on number of satellites
Accuracy:Temperature measurement accuracy 15 K; pointing accuracy 0.5 deg;
Data Access:Open Access
Data Format:TBD
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